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Recommended Reading

These articles have been grouped roughly by category. Some of them, of course, address more than one of the categories, and these articles have been placed in more than one section. Others are simply placed in the category that is consistent with their primary focus, although they may have content related to other areas as well.

Scientific Studies of Reading

Cunningham, A.E. & Stanovich, K.E. (1998). What reading does for the mind.
      American Educator, 22(Spring/Summer), 8-15.

Gough, P. B. (1996). How children learn to read and why they fail. Annals of      Dyslexia, 46, 3-20.

Kamil, M.L., Mosenthal, P.B., Pearson, P.D., & Barr, R. (2000). Handbook of      Reading Research. Vol. III. Mahway, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

McCardle, P. & Chhabra, V. (Eds.). (2004). The voice of evidence in reading      research. Baltimore: Brooks.

National Institute for Literacy. (2005, Fall). What is scientifically based      research? A guide for teachers. Retrieved January 26, 2006, from

National Reading Panel (2000). Teaching children to read: An evidence-based      assessment of the scientific research literature on reading and its      implications for reading instruction. NIH Publication No. 00-4754.      Washington, DC: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Rayner, K., Foorman, B.R., Perfetti, C.A., Pesetsky, D., & Seidenberg, M.S.      (2001). How psychological science informs the teaching of reading.      Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 2, 31-74.

Share, D. L., & Stanovich, K. E. (1995). Cognitive processes in early reading      development: A model of acquisition and individual differences. Issues in      Education: Contributions from Educational Psychology, 1, 1-57.

Stanovich, K.E. & Stanovich, P.J. (2003). Using research and reason in      education: How teachers can use scientifically based research to make      curricular & instructional decisions. Jessup, MD: National Institute for      Literacy. Retrieved January, 26, 2006, from

Stanovich, K. E. (1986). Matthew effects in reading: Some consequences of      individual differences in acquisition of literacy. Reading Research Quarterly, 21,      360-407.

Stanovich, K.E., & Stanovich, P.J. (1995) How research might inform the debate      about early reading acquisition. Journal of Research in Reading, 18, 87-105.

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