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Resource Guide:
Teaching Elementary Reading

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Reading
  • Reading—Color aids
  • Reading (Elementary)
  • Reading—Phonetic method
  • Reading research
  • Teaching methods
  • Primary education
  • Elementary education
  • Early childhood education
  • Literacy
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension
  • Spelling ability
  • Word recognition
  • Reading interests of children
  • Reading readiness
  • Alphabets
  • Initial teaching alphabet

Research Databases

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Reading Improvement
  • Journal of Reading Education
  • Reading
  • The Reading Teacher
  • Journal of Research in Reading
  • Reading Research Quarterly
  • Reading Research and Instruction
  • Literacy
  • Journal of Literacy Research

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Reading Instruction That Works: The Case for Balanced TeachingLB 1573 .P72 2002
Reading to Learn: Lessons from Exemplary Fourth-Grade ClassroomsLB 1573 .A47 2002
What really matters for struggling readers : designing research-based programsLB 1050.5 .A45 2001
Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance UnderstandingLB 1573.7 .H37 2000
Diagnostic Teaching of Reading: Techniques for Instruction and AssessmentLB 1050 .W35 2000
Reading-Writing Connections: From Theory to PracticeLB 1576 .H333 1991
The Alphabet Connection: A Parent’s and Teacher’s Guide to Beginning Reading and WritingLB 1050 .M343
Handbook of Teaching Early Reading: More Than PhonicseBook (2015)
What Teachers Need to Know About SpellingeBook (2002)
Spelling: Approaches to Teaching and AssessmenteBook (2005)
Children’s Reading Comprehension and AssessmenteBook (2005)
Teaching Reading: Effective Schools, Accomplished TeacherseBook (2002)