Bibliography: Persons Who Influenced Reading Instruction in Colonial America and the United States


Note: entries highlight the work only of those no longer living.

Abbott, Jacob
Abbott, Jacob. (1835). Rollo learning to read, or, easy stories for young children. Boston: John Allen.

Arbuthnot, May Hill
Monaghan, Charles, Israel, Susan E., & Dahl, Molly D. (2007). May Hill Arbuthnot (1884-1969): A pioneer in the field of children’s literature. In Susan E. Israel & E. Jennifer Monaghan (Eds.), Shaping the reading field: The impact of early reading pioneers, scientific research, and progressive ideas (pp. 199-219). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Arnold, Sarah Louise
Arnold, Sarah Louise. (1899). Reading, how to teach it. Boston: Silver, Burdett.

Arnold, Sarah Louise. (1907). With pencil and pen. Language lessons for primary schools. New York: Ginn

Arnold, Sarah Louise, Bonney, Elizabeth C., & Southworth, E.F. (1920). The see and say series. Books one-four. Syracuse, NY: Iroquois Publishing.

Arnold, Sarah Louise, & Gilbert, Charles B. (1897). Stepping stones to literature. New York: Silver, Burdett.

Artley, A. Sterl
A. Sterl Artley, last surviving author of Dick and Jane, dies. (1998, fall). History of Reading News, 22(1), 6.

Baker, Clara Belle
Baker, Clara Belle, & Baker, Edna Dean. (1923). Bobbs-Merrill readers. Primer. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill.

Baker, Clara Belle, Reed, Mary Maud, & Baker, Edna Dean. (1934). The curriculum readers. First reader. Friends in town and country. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill.

Baker, Clara Belle, Reed, Mary Maud, & Baker, Edna Dean. (1936). The Catholic curriculum readers. Primer. Friends for every day (Rev. and adapted by Mother M. Emmanuel). Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill

Baldwin, James
Baldwin, James. (1897). School reading by grades. First [-eighth] year. New York: American Book.

Fisher, Peter J.L. & Shapiro, Sheila (1993, fall). James Baldwin (1841-1925): A man who loved stories. History of Reading News, 17(1), 4-5.

Kirk, May. (1899). The Baldwin primer. New York: American Book.

Barnard, Henry
Barnard, Henry. (1855-1882). American Journal of Education. Hartford, CT: F.C. Brownell.

Barnard, Henry. (1969). Memoirs of teachers, educators, and promoters and benefactors of education, literature, and science. New York, NY: Arno Press & The New York Times. (Original work published 1861)

Barnard, Henry. (1974).Vincent P. Lannie (Ed., with an introd. and notes), Henry Barnard, American educator. New York: Teachers College Press.

MacMullen, Edith Nye. (1991). In the cause of true education: Henry Barnard and 19th-century school reform. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Barnes, Charles J.
Barnes, Charles J. (1884). New national third reader. New York: American Book.

Benezet, Anthony
Armistead, Wilson. (1971). Anthony Benezet; from the original memoir (Rev. ed.). (Original work published 1817 by Vaux, Roberts, as Memoirs of the life of Anthony Benezet)

Benezet, Anthony. (1778). A first book for children. Philadelphia: Crukshank.

Brooks, George. (1937). Friend Anthony Benezet. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Betts, Emmett A.
Betts, Emmett A. (1954). Foundations of reading instruction with emphasis on differentiated guidance. New York: American Book. (Original work published 1946)

Bingham, Caleb
Bingham, Caleb. (1891). The American preceptor: Being a selection of lessons for reading and speaking. Boston: Manning & Loring. (Original work published 1794)

Bingham, Caleb. (1998). David W. Blight (Ed. with an introduction). The Columbian orator: Containing a variety of original and selected pieces, together with rules calculated to improve youth and others, in the ornamental and useful art of eloquence. Bicentennial edition. New York: New York University Press. (Original work published 1797)

Blodgett, Frances E.
Blodgett, Frances E., & Blodgett, Andrew B. (1904). A first reader. The Blodgett readers. Boston: Ginn.

Bloomfield, Leonard
Bloomfield, Leonard. (1933). Language. New York: Henry Holt.

Bloomfield, Leonard, & Barnhardt, Clarence L. (1961). Let’s read: A linguistic approach. Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

Weber, Rose-Marie. (2007, spring). The attack on hiss and groan: Structural linguistics and reading instruction in mid-20th century. History of Reading News, 30(2), 4-6.

Bolenius, Emma Miller
Bolenius, Emma Miller. (1923). The boys’ and girls’ readers. First reader. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Bond, Guy L.
Bond, Guy L., Tinker, Miles A., & Wasson, Barbara B. (1979). Reading difficulties--their diagnosis and correction (4th ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. (Original work published 1957)

Botel, Morton.
Botel, Morton. (1963). How to teach reading (Rev. ed.). Chicago: Follett. (Original work published 1962)

Lytle, Susan L., & Botel, Morton. (1990). The Pennsylvania framework for reading, writing and talking across the curriculum microform: PCRP II. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Brumbaugh, Martin Grove
Brumbaugh, Martin Grove. (1899). The standard first reader. The standard readers. Philadelphia: Christopher Sower.

Bryce, Catherine T.
Bryce, Catherine T. & Spaulding, Frank E. (1916). Aldine readers: Book one (Rev. ed.) New York: Newsome. (Original work published 1906)

Burchill, Georgine
Burchill, Georgine, Ettinger, William L., & Shimer, Edgar Dubs. (1909). The progressive road to reading: Book one. New York: Silver, Burdett.

Burrows, Alvina Treut
Burrows, Alvina Treut, Jackson, Doris C., & Saunders, Dorothy O. (1964). They all want to write: Written English in the elementary school (3rd ed.). New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. (Original work published 1939, authored by Ferebee, June D., Jackson, Saunders, & Treut)

Burrows, Alvina Treut. (1992, spring). Learning to write-Early 1900s. History of Reading News, 10(2), 3.

Burton, Warren
Burton, Warren. (1897). Clifton Johnson (Ed). The district school as it was. Boston: Lee & Shepard. (Original work published 1833)

Buswell, Guy T.
Buswell, Guy T. (1922). Fundamental reading habits: A study of their development. Supplementary Educational Monographs, no. 21. Chicago: Department of Education, University of Chicago.

Campbell, Loomis J.
Campbell, Loomis J. (1897). The New Franklin primer and first reader. Vertical script edition. Chicago: Sheldon. (Original work published 1885)

Hillard, George S., & Campbell, Loomis J. (1873). The Franklin primer or first reader. Boston: Brewer & Tileston.

Carver, Ronald P.
Carver, Ronald P. (2003). The highly lawful relationships among pseudoword decoding, word identification, spelling, listening, and reading. Scientific Studies of Reading, 7, 127-154. (See vita.)

Carver, Ronald P. (2000). The causes of high and low reading achievement. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Carver, Ronald P. (1990). Reading rate: A review of research and theory. San Diego: Academic Press, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Robinson, Richard (Ed.). An interview with Ronald P. Carver (Leaders in Reading Research and Instruction). Reading Psychology, 13, 337-343.

Cattell, James McKeen
Willis, Arlette Ingram. (2007). James McKeen Cattell (1860-1944): His life and contributions to reading research. In Susan E. Israel & E. Jennifer Monaghan (Eds.), Shaping the reading field: The impact of early reading pioneers, scientific research, and progressive ideas (pp. 35-60). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Chall, Jeanne Sternlicht
Chall, Jeanne S. (1993, fall). Fascination with psychology and teaching of reading. History of Reading News, 17(1), 1-2.

Chall, Jeanne S. (1994, spring). My fascination with the psychology and teaching of reading. Part II of a two-part series. History of Reading News, 18(2), 2.

Chall, Jeanne S. (1996). Learning to read: The great debate (3rd ed.). Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace College Publishers. (Original work published 1967) Kearns, Gail. (2000, spring). A tribute to Jeanne Chall. History of Reading News, 18(2), 8.

Child, Lydia Maria
Child, Lydia Maria. (1831). The [little] girls’ own book. Boston: Carter, Hendee & Babcock.

Child, Lydia Maria. (1865). The freedmen’s book. Boston: Ticknor & Fields.

Clark, Solomon Henry
Clark, Solomon Henry. (1899). How to teach reading in the public schools. Chicago: Scott, Foresman.

Clay, Marie M.
Clay, Marie M. (1982). Observing young readers. Exeter, NH: Heinemann.

Clay, Marie M. (1995). Reading recovery: A guidebook for teachers in training. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (Original work published 1993)

Clay, Marie M. (1998). By different paths to common outcomes.York, ME : Stenhouse Publishers.

Clymer, Theodore
Clymer, Ted. (1990, Fall). Looking back. History of Reading News, 14(1), 2.

Clymer, Theodore. (1963). The utility of phonic generalizations in the primary grades. Reading Teacher, 16, 252-258.

Clymer, Theodore, & Neff, Priscilla Holton. (1969). How it is nowadays. [Reading 360, level 8]. Boston: Ginn.

Cobb, Lyman
Cobb, Lyman. (1830-1831). Juvenile readers. Pittsburgh: Luke Loomis.

Monaghan, Charles. (2003). Lyman Cobb and the British elocutionary tradition. Paradigm, 2(7), 29-35.

Comenius, John Amos
Comenius, John Amos. (1891). The orbis pictus. Syracuse, NY: C.W. Bardeen. (Original work published 1672)

Cranney, A. Garr
Special issue of News honors A. Garr Cranney. (1995, fall). History of Reading News, 19(1), 1, 3-6, 8.

Cyr, Ellen M.
Barry, Arlene L. (2005). Ellen Cyr: Forgotten author of a best-selling reading series. Paradigm, 3(1), 10-23.

Cyr, Ellen M. (1899). Cyr’s fourth reader. Boston: Ginn. [Electronic resource]

Dale, Edgar
Seels, Barbara, & Dale, Edgar. (1971). Readability and reading: An annotated bibliography. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Dearborn, Walter Fenno
Zimmer, Joseph E. (2007). Walter Fenno Dearborn (1878-1955): Reading through the eyes of each child. In Susan E. Israel & E. Jennifer Monaghan (Eds.), Shaping the reading field: The impact of early reading pioneers, scientific research, and progressive ideas (pp. 140-155). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Dewey, John
Dewey, John. (1900). The school and society: Being three lectures by John Dewey supplemented by a statement of the university elementary school. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.

Dewey, John. (1902). The child and the curriculum. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Dewey, John. (2005). Gerald L. Gutek (Introd.) Democracy and Education. New York: Barnes & Noble. (Original work published 1916).

Dock, Christopher
Brumbaugh, Martin G. (1969). The life and works of Christopher Dock. New York: Arno Press. (Original work published 1908)

Studer, Gerald C. (1993). Chistopher Dock, colonial schoolmaster: The biography and writings of Christopher Dock. Waterloo, ON: Herald Press. (Original work published 1967)

Dodge, Raymond
Massey, Dixie D. (2007). Raymond Dodge (1871-1942): Lessons from observations of the eye. In Susan E. Israel & E. Jennifer Monaghan (Eds.), Shaping the reading field: The impact of early reading pioneers, scientific research, and progressive ideas (pp. 80-97). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Dolch, Edward W.
Dolch, Edward W. (1951). Psychology and teaching of reading (2nd ed.). Champaign, IL: Garrard Press. (Original work published 1931)

Downing, John Allen
Downing, John A. (1964). The initial teaching alphabet, explained and illustrated. London: Cassell.

Downing, John. (1967). The i.t.a. symposium: Research report of the British experiment with i.t.a. National Foundation for Education Research in England & Wales.

Downing, John, & Valtin, Renate (Eds.). (1964). Language awareness and learning to read. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Durkin, Dolores
Durkin, Dolores. (1962). Phonics and the teaching of reading. New York: Teachers College Press.

Durkin, Dolores. (1970). A language arts program for pre-first-grade children: Two-year achievement report. Reading Research Quarterly, 5, 534-565.

Durkin, Dolores. (1978-1979). What classroom observations reveal about reading comprehension instruction. Reading Research Quarterly, 14, 481-533.

Durkin, Dolores. (1990, March). Dolores Durkin speaks on instruction. Reading Teacher, 43, 472-476.

Durrell, Donald D.
Durrell, Donald D. (1956). Improvement of basic reading abilities. Yonkers-on-Hudson, NY: World Book Company. (Original work published 1940)

Eliot, John
Cogley, Richard W. (1999). John Eliot’s mission to the Indians before King Philip’s War. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

E[liot], J[ohn]. (1669). The Indian primer: Or, the way of training up of our Indian youth in the good knowledge of God. Cambridge, MA.: [Marmaduke Johnson].

Fenning, Daniel
Austin, Frances. (2000, spring). Daniel Fenning (?-1767). History of Reading News, 23(2), 3-4.

Fernald, Grace Maxwell
Barchas, Cecile. (1998, spring). Grace Fernald as remembered by Cecile Barchas 55 years later. History of Reading News, 21(2), 7-8.

Barchas, Jack D. (1998, spring). Grace Fernald: A remembrance by a student. History of Reading News, 21(2), 6-7.

Fernald, Grace M. (1943). Remedial techniques in basic school subjects. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Firman, Sidney G
Firman, Sidney G., & Maltby, Ethel H. (1918). The Winston readers--first reader. Philadelphia: John C. Winston.

Flesch, Rudolf
Flesch, Rudolf. (1955). Why Johnny can’t read and what you can do about it. New York: Harper & Row.

Schantz, Phyllis, & Zimmer, Joseph. (2005, spring). Why Johnny can’t read: 50 years of controversy. History of Reading News, 28(2), 1-3.

Flood, James
Flood James, Heath, Shirley Brice, & Lapp, Diane (Eds.). (2007). Handbook of research on teaching literacy through the communicative and visual arts (Vol. 2). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Flood, James, Lapp, Diane, Jensen, Julie, & Squire, James R. (Eds.). (2003). Handbook of research on teaching the English language arts (2nd ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (Original work published 1991).

Lapp, Diane, Flood, James, Brock, Cynthia, & Fisher, Douglas. (2007). Teaching reading to every child (4th ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. (Original work published 1978)

Obituary, James Flood. (2007, July 19). San Diego Union Tribune, p. B8.

Frost, John
Frost, John. (1839). Easy exercises in composition: Designed for the use of beginners. Philadelphia: W. Marshall & Co.

Gans, Roma
Gans, Roma. (1963). Common sense in teaching reading, a practical guide. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill.

Gates, Arthur Irving
Gates, Arthur I. (1928). New methods in primary reading. New York: Macmillan.

Gates, Arthur I., & Huber, Miriam Blanton. (1930). The work-play books. New York: Macmillan.

Sailors, Misty (2007). Arthur Irving Gates (1890-1972): Educational psychology and the study of reading. In Susan E. Israel & E. Jennifer Monaghan (Eds.), Shaping the reading field: The impact of early reading pioneers, scientific research, and progressive ideas (pp. 327-346). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Goodrich, Samuel Griswold (Peter Parley)
Goodrich, Samuel. (1841). Peter Parley’s little reader, for the use of schools. Philadelphia: R.W. Pomeroy.

Goodrich, Samuel. (1856). Recollections of a lifetime, or men and things I have seen . . . (2 vols.). New York: Auburn, Miller, Orton & Mulligan.

Gray, William Scott
Elson, William H., & Gray, William S. (1936). Elson-Gray basic readers. Curriculum foundation series. Chicago: Scott, Foresman.

Gray, William S., Arbuthnot, May Hill, et al. (1940-1948). Basic readers. Chicago: Scott, Foresman.

Gray, William S., Arbuthnot, May Hill, Artley, Sterl A., Monroe, Marion, et al. (1951-1957). New basic readers. Chicago: Scott, Foresman.

Lauritzen, Carol. (2007). William Scott Gray (1885-1960): Mr. Reading. In Susan E. Israel & E. Jennifer Monaghan (Eds.), Shaping the reading field: The impact of early reading pioneers, scientific research, and progressive ideas (pp. 307-326). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Stevenson, Jennifer A. (Ed.). (1985). William S. Gray: Teacher, scholar, leader. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Griffin, Sarah L.
Griffin, Sarah L. (1849). Introduction to the southern second class reader: Familiar tales for children. New York: Pratt, Woodford. (Original work published 1841)

Hall, G. Stanley
Hall, G. Stanley. (1894). How to teach reading and what to read in school. Boston, MA: D.C. Heath. (Original work published 1886)

Harris, Albert J.
Harris, Albert J., & Sipay, Edward R. (1990). How to increase reading ability: A guide to developmental and remedial methods. New York: Longman. (Original work published 1940)

Sipay, Edward. (1991, fall). Albert J. Harris remembered. History of Reading News, 15(1), 6.

Harris, Theodore L.
Harris, Theodore L., & Hodges, Richard E. (Eds.). (1995). The literacy dictionary: The vocabulary of reading and writing. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Harris, William Torrey
Harris, William T., Rickoff, Andrew J., & Bailey, Mark. (1878). The first reader [Appleton readers]. New York: Appleton.

Harris, William T. (1902). Appleton’s school readers, 1st -5th. New York: Appleton.

Herber, Harold L.
Herber, Harold L., & Johansen, Mary Lee (Eds.). (1973-1975). Go: Reading in the content areas. New York: Scholastic.

Herber, Harold L. (1978). Teaching reading in content areas (2nd ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Hildreth, Gertrude H.
Hildreth, Gertrude H. (1954). The role of pronouncing and sounding in learning to read. Elementary School Journal, 55(3), 141-147.

Hildreth, Gertrude, & Wright, Josephine L. (1940). Helping children to read. New York: Teachers College, Columbia University.

Hillard, George Stillman
Hillard, George S. (1858-1859). The first primary reader. Boston: Hickling, Swan & Brewer.

Hillard, George S., and Campbell, Loomis J. (1872). The Franklin primer or first reader. New York: Taintor Brothers, Merrill.

Holdaway, Don
Holdaway, Don. (1980). Independence in reading: A handbook on individualized procedures (2nd ed.). New York: Ashton Scholastic.

Holdaway, Don. (1984). The foundations of literacy. New York: Ashton Scholastic. (Original work published 1979)

Holdaway, Don. (1984). Stability and change in literacy learning. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Horn, Ernest
Horn, Ernest. (1926). A basic writing vocabulary: 10,000 words most commonly used in writing. University of Iowa Monographs in Education, First Series, No. 4. Iowa City: University of Iowa.

Ruan, Jiening, & Griffith, Priscilla L. (2007). Ernest Horn (1882-1967): A pioneer in spelling research and instruction. In Susan E. Israel & E. Jennifer Monaghan (Eds.), Shaping the reading field: The impact of early reading pioneers, scientific research, and progressive ideas (pp. 281-306). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Hows, John W. S.
Hows, John W. S. (1859). The ladies’ reader. Philadelphia: E.H. Butler.

Huck, Charlotte S.
Huck, Charlotte S., Hepler, Susan, & Hickman, Janet. (1993). Children’s literature in the elementary school (5th ed.). Madison, WI: Brown & Benchmark. (Original work published 1961, authored by Huck and Young, Doris A.)

Huey, Edmund Burke
Huey, Edmund Burke. (1908). The psychology and pedagogy of reading with a review of the history of reading and writing and of methods, texts, and hygiene of reading. New York: Macmillan.

Reed, Jolene B. & Meyer, Richard J. (2007). Edmund Burke Huey (1870-1913): A brief life with an enduring legacy. In Susan E. Israel & E. Jennifer Monaghan (Eds.), Shaping the reading field: The impact of early reading pioneers, scientific research, and progressive ideas (pp. 159-175). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Johnson, Marjorie Seddon
Johnson, Marjorie Seddon, Kress, Roy A., McNeil, John D., Roberts, Hermense E., & Cutler, Marion (Eds.). (1971). Far and away [The READ series]. New York: American Book. (Original work published 1968)

Johnson, Marjorie Seddon, Kress, Roy A., & Pikulski, John J. (1987). Informal reading inventories (2nd ed.). Newark, DE: International Reading Association. (Original work published 1965, authored by Johnson and Kress)

Johnson, Samuel
Kernan, Alvin. (1987). Samuel Johnson and the impact of print. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Judd, Charles Hubbard
Arnold, Jackie Marshall & Sableski, Mary-Kate (2007). Charles Hubbard Judd (1873-1946): A leader in silent and oral reading instruction. In Susan E. Israel & E. Jennifer Monaghan (Eds.), Shaping the reading field: The impact of early reading pioneers, scientific research, and progressive ideas (pp. 101-118). Newark, DE: International Reading

Lancaster, Joseph
Kaestle, Carl F. (1973). Joseph Lancaster and the monitorial school movement: A documentary history. New York: Teachers College Press.

Manual of the Lancasterian system, of teaching reading, writing, arithmetic, and needlework as practiced in the schools of the Free-School Society, of New York. (1820). New York: The Society.

Larrick, Nancy
Larrick, Nancy. (1965, Sept 11). The all-white world of children’s books. Saturday Review, 48(3), 63-64, 84-85.

Larrick, Nancy. (1996, spring). Nancy Larrick tells of early years at IRA. History of Reading News, 19(2), 1-3.

Leary, Bernice Elizabeth
Möller, Karla J. (2007). Bernice Elizabeth Leary (1890-1973): Reading specialist, curriculum researcher, and anthologist of children’s literature. In Susan E. Israel & E. Jennifer Monaghan (Eds.), Shaping the reading field: The impact of early reading pioneers, scientific research, and progressive ideas (pp. 220-246). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Leavitt, Joshua
Leavitt, Joshua. (1834). Easy lessons in reading. Keene, NH: J. & J. W. Prentiss. (Original work published 1832)

Leigh, Edwin
Leigh, Edwin. (1868). Leigh’s McGuffey’s new primary reader in pronouncing orthography. Cincinnati: Wilson, Hinkle. (Original work published 1864)

Leigh, Edwin. (1875). The graded first reader. Edited in pronouncing orthography. New York: Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor.

Lewis, William D.
Lewis, William D., Rowland, Albert Lindsay, & Gehres, Ethel H. Maltby. (1924). The silent readers. First reader. Philadelphia: John C. Winston.

Loban, Walter
Loban, Walter. (1963). The language of elementary school children: A study of the use and control of language and the relations among speaking, reading, writing, and listening. NCTE Research Report No. 1. Champaign, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Loban, Walter. (1976). Language development: Kindergarten through grade twelve. Champaign, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Mann, Horace
Mann, Horace. (1842). A lecture on the best mode of preparing and using spelling books. The Common School Journal, 4, 9-16, 32, 40-48.

Mann, Horace. (1867). Lecture V: An historical view of education; showing its dignity and its degradation. In H. Mann (Ed.), Lectures and annual reports on education (pp. 240-293). Cambridge, MA: for the Editor.

Messerli, Jonathan. (1971). Horace Mann; a biography. New York: Knopf.

Mavrogenes, Nancy A.
Hanson, Earl. (1996, spring). In remembrance: Nancy Mavrogenes. History of Reading News 19(2): 6.

Mavreogenes, Nancy A. (1985). William S. Gray: The person. In Jennifer A. Stevenson (Ed.), William S. Gray: Teacher, scholar, leader (pp. 1-23). Newark: International Reading Association.

Mavrogenes, Nancy A. (1987). Young children composing then and now: Recent research on emergent literacy. Visible Language, 21, 271-297.

McCullough, Constance M.
McCullough, Constance M., & Strang, Ruth M. (1961). The improvement of reading (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw Hill. (Original work published 1946, authored by McCullough, Strang, & Traxler, Arthur E., as Problems in the improvement of reading)

McGuffey, William Holmes
McGuffey, William Holmes. (1998). Elliott Gorn (Ed. with an introduction). The McGuffey readers: Selections from the 1879 edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

Lindberg, Stanley W. (1976). The annotated McGuffey: Selections from the McGuffey eclectic readers, 1836-1920. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Minnich, Harvey C. (1936). William Holmes McGuffey and his readers. New York: American Book.

Mosier, Richard D. (1947). Making the American mind: Social and moral ideas in the McGuffey readers. New York: King’s Crown.

Sullivan, Dolores P. (1994). William Holmes McGuffey: Schoolmaster to the nation. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Westerhoff, John H. III. (1978). McGuffey and his readers: Piety, morality and education in nineteenth-century America. Nashville, TN: Abingdon.

Monroe, Lewis B.
Monroe, Lewis B. (1873). First reader. . . sixth reader. [Monroe’s school readers]. Philadelphia: Cowperthwait.

Montessori, Maria
Montessori, Maria. (1912). The Montessori method: Scientific pedagogy as applied to child education in “the children’s houses” with additions and revisions by the author (A. E. George, Trans.). New York: Frederick A. Stokes.

Montessori, Maria. (1964). The advanced Montessori method: The Montessori elementary material (A. Livingston, Trans.). Cambridge, MA: Robert Bentley. (Original work published 1917)

Moore, Marinda Branson
Moore, Mrs. M. (1863). The first Dixie reader. Designed to follow the Dixie primer (2nd ed). Raleigh, NC: Branson, Farrar.

Mulcaster, Richard
DeMolen, Richard L. (1991). Richard Mulcaster (c. 1531-1611) and educational reform in the Renaissance. Nieuwkoop: De Graaf.

Mulcaster, Richard. (1970). The first part of the elementary, 1582. Menston, UK.: Scolar Press. (Original work published 1582)

Murray, Lindley
Monaghan, Charles. (1998). The Murrays of Murray Hill. Brooklyn, NY: Urban History Press.

Murray, Lindley. (1820). The English reader; or pieces in prose and poetry. Selected from the best writers. Designed to assist young persons to read with propriety and effect . . . Exeter, NY: John J. Williams. (Original work published 1799)

Murray, Lindley. (1818). Sequel to the English reader: or, elegant selections in prose and poetry. Designed to improve the highest class of learners in reading . . . New York: Collins.

Newbery, John
Townsend, John Rowe (Ed.). (1994). John Newbery and his books: Trade and plumb-cake for ever, huzza! Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

Niles, Olive
Early, Margaret. (1992, fall). Remembering a great teacher. History of Reading News, 16(1), 1-2.

Norton, Charles Eliot
Norton, Charles Eliot, & Stephens, Kate (Eds.). (1893-1894). The heart of oak books. Boston: Heath.

Orton, Samuel T.
Orton, Samuel T. (1937). Reading, writing, and speech problems in children; a presentation of certain types of disorders in the development of the language faculty. New York: W.W. Norton.

Osgood, Lucius
Osgood, Lucius. (1855-1858). Progressive readers (5 vols.). Pittsburgh: A.H. English.

Osgood, Lucius. (1870-1873). American readers: For schools and families (6 vols.). Pittsburgh: A.H. English.

Parker, Francis Wayland
Campbell, Jack K. (1967). Colonel Francis W. Parker, the children's crusader. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Kline, Elizabeth, Moore, David W., & Moore, Sharon A. (1987). Colonel Francis Parker and beginning reading instruction. Reading Research and Instruction, 26, 141-150.

Parker, Francis W. (1891). Notes on talks on teaching, given by Francis W. Parker, at the Martha’s Vineyard summer institute, July 17 to August 19, 1882 (12th ed.). Reported by Lelia Patridge. New York: E.L. Kellogg. (Original work published 1883).

Pierpont, John
Pierpont, John. (1828). Introduction to the national reader. Boston: Carter, Hendee.

Pierpont, John. (1827). The national reader. Boston: Richardson, Lord & Holbrook.

Pollard, Rebecca S.
Pollard, Rebecca S. (1889). A complete manual: Pollard’s synthetic method of reading and spelling; designed to accompany synthetic readers and spellers. Chicago: Western Publishing House.

Vyduna-Haskins, Grace. (2001, fall). Rebecca Pollard: “An American lady.” History of Reading News, 25(1), 6-7.

Pressley, Michael
Pressley, Michael. (2006). Reading instruction that works: The case for balanced teaching (3rd ed.). New York: Guilford Press. (Original work published 1998)

Rauch, Sidney J.
Rauch, Sidney J. (1996). The visitor from outer space. (A Barnaby Brown book.). Roslyn, NY: Berrent Publications.
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