Are you a new teacher faced with the daunting task of setting up your classroom to teach reading to a group of active children? Or, are you an experienced teacher but interested in knowing what best practices say about teaching reading so that you can quell that nagging feeling inside which prompts you to ask yourself “Am I missing something?” I love reading. I love teaching reading. I love talking with others about teaching reading. And, I am the teacher that I described above. That was until I did a lot of reading about teaching reading and found what the experts had to say on the subject. This slideshare presentation is a synthesis of what specialists such as Regie Routman, Debbie Miller, Donald Bear, and Gail Boushey and Joan Moser say is integral in helping children grow as readers. I hope it helps you get down to the basics and put any worries you may have to rest.