The Research-Informed Classroom Series
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The Research-Informed Classroom Series

Nell K. Duke, a researcher known for her efforts to bridge research and practice in literacy education, presents The Research-Informed Classroom. The series brings rigorous classroom-based research to bear on persistent challenges of classroom practice. Each resource explains research findings in an accessible, informative manner and demonstrates how to put these findings into action through classroom practices. The series gives teachers thoughtful take-aways for their next teaching day while providing coaches and administrators with roadmaps for research-based practice.

Link to Letter Lessons and First Words
Phonics Foundations That Work

Heidi Anne Mesmer, Edited By Nell K Duke

Research-based strategies for lively, engaging phonics instruction with young children.

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eBook

Link to Catching Readers, Grade K
Day-by-Day Small-Group Reading Interventions

Barbara M Taylor, Edited By Nell K Duke

After more than two decades of classroom practice and refinement, Barbara Taylor has translated her Early Intervention in Reading (EIR) process into the Catching Readers series, providing an in-class alternative to traditional pull-out remedial reading programs.

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Link to Catching Schools
An Action Guide to Schoolwide Reading Improvement

Barbara M Taylor, Edited By Nell K Duke

Improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness as you build a strong school community. Catching Schools provides processes around which other reforms can be carved. DVD shows lessons, coaching techniques, and staff discussions in action.

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Link to Cultivating Knowledge, Building Language
Literacy Instruction for English Learners in Elementary School

Nonie K. Lesaux, Julie Russ Harris, Edited By Nell K Duke

Nonie and Julie present a knowledge-based approach to literacy instruction that supports young English learners’ development of academic content and vocabulary knowledge and sets them up for reading success.

Paperback

Link to Quality Talk About Text
Discussion Practices for Talking and Thinking About Text

Ian A.G. Wilkinson, Kristin Bourdage, Edited By Nell K Duke

Discussions around texts serve many different purposes.  In Quality Talk About Text, the authors offer a menu of approaches to talk based on your most pressing needs.

Paperback

Link to Catching Readers, Grade 1
Day-by-Day Small-Group Reading Interventions

Barbara M Taylor, Edited By Nell K Duke

After more than two decades of classroom practice and refinement, Barbara Taylor has translated her Early Intervention in Reading (EIR) process into the Catching Readers series, providing an in-class alternative to traditional pull-out remedial reading programs.

BOOK WITH DVD

Link to Word Callers
Small-Group and One-to-One Interventions for Children Who "Read" but Don't Comprehend

Kelly B Cartwright, Edited By Nell K Duke

Word Callers is an assessment and intervention developed by Kelly Cartwright that uses word and picture cards to measure and support readers’ sound-meaning flexibility—an ideal resource for tier 2 and tier 3 RTI instruction.

Bundle

Link to Catching Readers, Grade 2
Day-by-Day Small-Group Reading Interventions

Barbara M Taylor, Edited By Nell K Duke

After more than two decades of classroom practice and refinement, Barbara Taylor has translated her Early Intervention in Reading (EIR) process into the Catching Readers series, providing an in-class alternative to traditional pull-out remedial reading programs.

BOOK WITH DVD

Link to Catching Readers, Grade 3
Day-by-Day Small-Group Reading Interventions

Barbara M Taylor, Edited By Nell K Duke

After more than two decades of classroom practice and refinement, Barbara Taylor has translated her Early Intervention in Reading (EIR) process into the Catching Readers series, providing an in-class alternative to traditional pull-out remedial reading programs.

BOOK WITH DVD

Link to Reading to Learn for ELs
Motivation Practices and Comprehension Strategies for Informational Texts

Ana M. Taboada Barber, Edited By Nell K Duke

In Reading to Learn for ELs, Taboada Barber provides models of her instructional framework for reading informational texts so that reading teachers, content-area teachers, and ESL teachers alike can take on the work of teaching English Learners how to succeed and gain knowledge through reading informational texts.

Paperback

Link to Catching Readers, Grades 4/5
Day-by-Day Small-Group Reading Interventions

Barbara M Taylor, Edited By Nell K Duke

After more than two decades of classroom practice and refinement, Barbara Taylor has translated her Early Intervention in Reading (EIR) process into the Catching Readers series, providing an in-class alternative to traditional pull-out remedial reading programs.

BOOK WITH DVD