There is a huge difference in 'doing reading' and 'teaching reading'.

- Adrienne Gear

Books & Resources


No matter what grade we teach, we are all responsible for teaching reading to our students.

The question we ask ourselves is – how can we make this happen? What exactly is “effective literacy instruction”?

Reading Power and Writing Power are meta-cognitive approaches to reading and writing instruction grounded in research and developed to support educators in their quest to provide the very best literacy instruction to their students. They are practical, user friendly guides that provide daily lessons and ongoing assessment combined with the very best in current children’s literature.

Reading Power and Writing Power are not “scripted programs”, but rather “approaches” which help to build a solid foundation for your literacy program. For over ten years, the Reading and Writing Power approach has been successfully implemented into hundreds of classrooms across Canada, the US, Australia, the UK, China, and Sweden. And now, I hope it finds its way into yours. Welcome!

Reading should be a joyful experience. Don’t turn it into a chore for a score.

- Adrienne Gear