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Laraine Flemming

Textbook Author and Teacher

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New: Those of you who use my books have often commented on my husband's photos of animals, which illustrate some of the paragraphs. While I'm not especially objective, I also think he has a gift for revealing animal personalities. That gift is now on display in his book Animal Portraits, available on Amazon. I hope you'll take a look.

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Word of the Week: assimilation

Books currently in print:

Reading Resources:

[RKeys4 cover]
4th edition


[RfR13 cover]
13th edition


[RfT8 cover]
8th edition


Additional Material

Online Practice
(3rd and 4th ed.)

Key Concepts

Additional Material

Online practice
(11th - 13th ed.)

Online practice
(10th ed.)

Key Concepts

Additional Material
(7th and 8th ed.)

Online Practice

The Poet's Tools and the Common Core Requirements

[WCount cover]
2nd edition


[WMatter cover]
1st edition


We have acquired the rights to Words Matter and will be publishing it as an e-book—stay tuned!

Chapter-specific online exercises

Audios for pronunciation

More words that count

Chapter-specific online exercises

Building Background Knowledge

Available upon request from the author:

  • Chapter-specific Power Points for Reading for Results (11th ed.) and Reading for Thinking (7th ed.).
  • Chapter-specific Power Points for Reading for Results (12th and 13th ed.)
  • Visual Aids Power Points for Reading for Results and Reading for Thinking.
  • Chapter-specific Power Points for Reading Keys (4th ed.).
  • Key Concept Power Points for all three books in my reading series.

Handouts and Questionnaires

Key Concepts in Reading:

Difference Between Topic Sentence and Main Idea

Drawing Logical Inferences

New: Drawing Inferences in Fiction

Last change made to this page: May 2, 2016

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