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Education Subject Guide (archived): Reading/Literacy

Resources for research in the field of education

Professional associations

Professional associations/institutes

National Council of Teachers of English
A professional association of educators in English studies, literacy and language arts

National Center for Literacy Education
"A project to celebrate the work of successful school teams across the country who are achieving remarkable results in advancing literacy learning, and to share what we learn with education policymakers"

International Literacy Association:
A global advocacy and membership organization of literacy educators, researchers, and experts from 75 countries. Its mission is "to empower educators, inspire students, and encourage leaders with the resources they need to make literacy accessible for all." Provides the ReadWriteThink website, whose "mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials."

Reading Rockets
"A national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help."


Handbooks of research

Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts  (Ebook. Subscription resource.  Log-in required for off-campus access.)

Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy Through the Communicative and Visual Arts
REF 302.207 H191

Handbook of Reading Disability Research
REF 371.9144 H191

Handbook of Reading Research
REF 428.4072 P318h

Children's Literature

See many more resources on the Castleton library's

Children's Literature Subject Guide

Reading and writing across the curriculum

Search terms

"disciplinary literacy"

"disciplinary literacies"

"content area"


Relevant journals

Search or browse within these journals. 

Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy

Journal of Content Area Reading


Sample database search