I encourage you to read the following articles and materials:

Margaret Mead Page


Specific Strategies to Help Students with Severe Reading Difficulties—a brief list of some time-tested reading strategies

Directed Reading-Thinking Activity (DRTA)—a time-honored, teacher-directed lesson format for guiding students through the reading process

Phonemic Awareness—a term that has become widely known and researched only in the last few years

Readers Theatre scripts:

“A Day in the Life of Police Officer”

“Busy Fingers”

“Busy Toes.”

I also invite you to read my article “Whole Language: What It Is, What It Isn’t” on the website of the AVKO Dyslexia Research Foundation. There I discuss what used to be known as the “psycholinguistic” approach to reading. It is more a philosophy, a framework, a theory, an orientation, rather than a reading program.