Supporting early and transitional readers in grades K-5 The first edition offered a much-needed perspective on moving transitional readers from the basic supports of leveling to independent book selection. The new updated and expanded edition of this "useful and eye-opening book" provides even more resources to help teachers understand and meet the needs of transitional readers. Related articles from literacy experts including Kathy Collins, Larry Swartz, and Mary Lee Hahn provide fresh insights into issues raised. An entire new section covering grades K1 explores the uses and limitations of leveled texts and suggests great books to use alongside leveled texts in supporting new readers. The book is packed with examples of classroom instruction, sample mini-lessons, strategies for small group instruction, assessment techniques, and student work. This new edition expands a great little book that filled a gap for teachers in intermediate grades into an essential resource for independent reading instruction.