The Sixth Edition of this comprehensive resource helps future and practicing teachers recognize and assess literacy problems, while providing practical, effective intervention strategies to help every student succeed. DeVries thoroughly explores all major components of literacy, offering an overview of pertinent research, suggested methods and tools for diagnosis and assessment, intervention strategies and activities, and technology applications to increase students' skills.

Substantively updated to reflect the needs of teachers in increasingly diverse classrooms, the Sixth Edition addresses scaffolding for English language learners and the importance of using technology and online resources. It presents appropriate instructional strategies and tailored teaching ideas to help both teachers and their students. The valuable appendices feature assessment tools, instructions, and visuals for creating and implementing the book's more than 150 instructional strategies and activities, plus other resources.

New to the Sixth Edition:

  • Up to date and in line with national, state, and district literacy standards, this edition covers the latest shifts in teaching and the evolution of these standards
  • New material on equity and inclusive literacy instruction, understanding the science of reading, using technology effectively, and reading and writing informational and narrative texts
  • New intervention strategies and activities are featured in all chapters and highlight a stronger technology component
  • Revamped companion website with additional tools, videos, resources, and examples of teachers using assessment strategies

chapter 2|16 pages

The Literacy Event

chapter 3|33 pages


chapter 4|21 pages

Language Development


chapter 5|22 pages

Phonological Awareness

chapter 6|29 pages

Phonics and Spelling

chapter 7|23 pages

Word Recognition

chapter 8|27 pages

Vocabulary Building

chapter 9|35 pages

Comprehension of Narrative Text

chapter 10|40 pages

Comprehension of Informational Text

chapter 11|21 pages


chapter 12|37 pages