The New Art and Science of Teaching Reading

by Julia A. Simms (Author), Robert J. Marzano (Author)
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Part of The New Art and Science of Teaching series

Only when teachers have in-depth knowledge of reading skill and literacy development can they deliver best-practice reading assessment and instruction to students. The New Art and Science of Teaching Reading presents a compelling model for the stages of reading development, structured around five key topics: (1) foundational skills, (2) word recognition, (3) reading fluency, (4) vocabulary, and (5) reading comprehension. More than 100 reading-focused instructional strategies are laid out in detail to help teachers ensure every student becomes a proficient reader. Guide students at all stages of literacy development, from learning the basic concepts of print to demonstrating advanced reading comprehension.

Discover a research-based reading model to guide your instruction:

  • Understand how to best utilize The New Art and Science of Teaching framework for teaching reading comprehension and other reading skills.

  • Explore a reading model that addresses how to articulate content, implement specific instructional strategies, and navigate reading-related issues that might arise in the classroom.

  • Understand which elements of instruction are best suited for teaching reading.

  • Explore how general strategies for teaching can be employed alongside specific strategies to enhance teaching, enrich learning and literacy development, and improve the classroom environment.

  • Access free reproducibles, including exercises, games, and readings for the classroom.

A joint publication of ASCD and Solution Tree



Chapter 1: Reading Research and a Reading-Specific Model of Instruction

Chapter 2: Providing and Communicating Clear Learning Goals

Chapter 3: Using Assessments

Chapter 4: Conducting Direct Instruction Lessons

Chapter 5: Conducting Practicing and Deepening Lessons

Chapter 6: Conducting Knowledge Application Lessons

Chapter 7: Using Strategies That Appear in All Types of Lessons

Chapter 8: Using Engagement Strategies

Chapter 9: Implementing Rules and Procedures

Chapter 10: Building Relationships

Chapter 11: Communicating High Expectations

Chapter 12: Developing Expertise

Appendix A: The New Art and Science of Teaching Framework

Appendix B: Orthography Exercises

Appendix C: Reading in the Disciplines

Appendix D: Phoneme Charts

Appendix E: Vocabulary Games

Appendix F: Culturally Diverse Texts

References and Resources

Books in The New Art and Science of Teaching series:

  • The New Art and Science of Teaching

  • The Handbook for the New Art and Science of Teaching

  • The New Art and Science of Teaching Reading

  • The New Art and Science of Teaching Writing

  • The New Art and Science of Classroom Assessment

Publication date
August 17, 2018
Page count
Paper ISBN
File size
7 MB