Articles and Book Reviews

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Each issue of Readsters Reader includes original articles and our reviews of books on various aspects of reading, and answers to questions from our readers. The following materials are available for free download in PDF format.

Related to Reading

  • The Difference Between Digraphs and Diphthongs
  • First Rule of Reading: Keep Your Eyes on the Words
  • A New Model for Teaching High Frequency Words
  • The Three Sounds of Suffix -ed
  • Y and W Are Sometimes Vowels and Sometimes Consonants

Research Review

  • Comparing the Dolch and Fry High Frequency Word Lists
  • The Role of Spelling in Vocabulary Instruction
  • The Simple View of Reading
  • The Value of Nonsense Words

Book Reviews

  • A Little Book of Language, by David Crystal
  • Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of a Human Invention, by Stanilas Dehaene
  • Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction, by Marcia Henry
  • Why Don’t Students Like School, by Daniel T. Willingham
  • Working Memory & Learning: A Practical Guide for Teachers, by Susan E. Gathercole and Tracy Packiam Alloway

Answers to Readers’ Questions

  • Do you have any suggestions for teaching students to spell words correctly that they already know how to read?
  • What can I do to help my students keep their eyes on the page when they read?
  • What specific assessments do you recommend for determining readers’ needs?
  • What program would you recommend for reading remediation for middle school students?

Readsters Reports

  • Phonics Plug-In One Piloted
  • Readsters Goes International!