Below are recommended readings, organized by category. This is not a complete list and for now it primarily addresses decoding.  Come back often as these lists will be updated continually.

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Best for Young Readers (Grades K-2)

• Abeka Basic Phonics Readers

• Abeka Little Books

• Abeka Animal Friends Books

• BOB Books

• Primary Phonics Storybook Sets

• Voyager Sopris Power Readers

• Little Learners Love Literacy (AUS)

• High Noon Dandelion Launchers

• EPS Phonics Plus Readers

• Half Pint Readers

• Dr. Maggie’s Phonic Readers

• Modern Curriculum Press Phonics Readers

• Usborne Phonics Readers

Best for Older Readers (Grades 3-8)

• High Noon Sound Out Chapter Books

• High Noon Sound Out Nonfiction Series

• High Noon Fantasy Series

• High Noon Moon Dog Series

Levels for All Ages

• S.P.I.R.E Decodable Readers

• Flyleaf Decodable Literature Library

• All About Reading

• Reading Rods Readers

• Wonder Books Nonfiction Phonics Readers

• Spalding Readers

• Go Phonics Readers

Just for Teens!

• High Noon Decode! Series

• High Noon Develop! Series


  • Adams, M. (1990). Beginning to read: Learning about print. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

  • Beck, I. L., & Beck, M. (2013). Making sense of phonics: The hows and whys. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

  • Birsh, J. R. (Ed.) (2011). Multisensory teaching of basic language skills. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.

  • Kilpatrick, D. A. (2015) Essentials of assessing, preventing, and overcoming reading difficulties. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

  • Moats, L. (2010). Speech to print: Language essentials for teachers. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.

  • Munger, K. A. (Ed.). (2016). Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice. Geneseo, NY: Open SUNY Textbooks. Available online at:

  • Shaywitz, S. (2003). Overcoming dyslexia: A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level.  New York: Random House.

  • Wolf, M. (2007). Proust and the squid: The story and science of the reading brain. New York, NY: Harper.

  • Beck, I. L., & Juel, C. (1995). The role of decoding in learning to read. American Educator, 19, 8-25. Retrieved from dodea_m2_pa_roledecod.pdf

  • Murray, M. S., Munger, K. A., & Clonan, S. (2012). Assessment as a strategy to increase oral reading fluency, Intervention in School and Clinic, (47). 144-151. Available from

  • Murray, M. S., Munger, K. A., & Hiebert, E. H. (2014). An analysis of two reading intervention programs: How do the words, texts, and programs compare?  Elementary School Journal. (114), 479-500. Available from



  • Foorman, B., & Al Otaiba, S. (2009). Reading remediation: State of the art. In K. Pugh & P. McCardle (eds.), How children learn to read: Current issues and new directions in the integration of cognition, neurobiology and genetics of reading and dyslexia research and practice (pp. 257-274). New York, NY: Psychology Press. 


KILPATRICK PAST(Phonological Awareness Screening Test) MATERIALS







  • Blachman, B., & Murray, M. S. (2012). Decoding instruction. Teaching Tutorial, 7, 1-27. Available from
  • A practitioner-friendly, scientifically based curricular supplement designed to develop and strengthen young children’s early foundations in language and literacy. Lessons are organized around adult-child readings of high-quality storybooks and supplement – not replace – an educator’s instruction. The curricular was developed through a two-year collaborative effort in which CCEC researchers worked closely with early childhood educators, state-level policy-makers, and speech-language pathologists.

    It includes two lessons per week, approximately 20-30 minutes which can be implemented using whole-class, small-group, or one-on-one instruction. Findings show that children in classrooms using Read It Again-PreK! outperformed children in comparison classrooms in grammar, vocabulary, print knowledge and rhyming skills. 

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