Literacy research is critical to understanding how students develop word recognition skills and begin to comprehend text. Without continual research and investigation, students are not assured that they are being given maximal opportunities to succeed. This book explores how teachers can conduct their own research towards determining those literacy practices that are effective with their students. A case-study approach towards research in elementary classrooms is utilized to make determinations about best practices in literacy instruction. Classroom teachers, administrators, and academic researchers will gain valuable insight and learn how to conduct similar investigations on their own.