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Five Reading Research Publications

NEA has five publications about reading developed to help NEA members, administrators, local and state policymakers, and parents.  Four of the publications provide summaries of scientific research findings that support the case for complete reading programs. The publications show that there is scientific research support for the practices of effective teachers and successful teachers.

All of the publications can also be used by teachers to help take a look at their own classrooms and schools and determine whether there is room for improvement and where they might start to increase student success in reading.




Characteristics of Teachers Who Are Effective in Teaching All Children to Read  
(2002) ( PDF, 15pp)
By Barbara M. Taylor
This booklet provides brief statements of research findings on the characteristics of effective teachers. Each finding is followed by a list of research studies that support the finding and then some resources for further information about the characteristic. Some of the characteristics identified are fostering self-regulation, higher level thinking, and coaching.






Research-Supported Characteristics of Teachers and Schools that Promote Reading Achievement  (2002) ( PDF, 32pp)
By Barbara M. Taylor, Michael Pressley, and David Pearson
This is a brief booklet with a concise article that summarizes five separate studies of effective teachers and schools by identifying common characteristics of success that are found across multiple studies.