Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.

The Essential RMA:
A Window into Readers' Thinking


Retrospective Miscue Analysis (RMA) was first a research tool.  Now it is a teaching tool.  Using RMA, readers of all ages learn to become proficient readers of text. RMA helps them participate in conversations about the reading process and helps them develop skills as readers and writers.
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          BIG BOOKS
and little books

Great stories with great illustrations create a
great "read to" time. 
Books for Young Learners (BYL) BIG Books in their large format offer easy viewing by the class and will keep students engaged and entertained.

Books for Young Learners (BYL) BIG Books



Meet the Author Collection

 Now 5 Are Available in Softcover!


Give children an inside view of the writing process with these 32 popular and award-winning author autobiographies, written especially for grades 2-5. Engaging text and fascinating, full-color photographs invite children to see how their favorite authors turn ideas into books, and how they organize their writing days.

Students will learn what is involved in developing a story, editing and revising, and how the authors became writers.


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Reading Miscue Inventory:
From Evaluation to Instruction

Foreword by Brian Cambourne
A must-have for classroom teachers and adult educators who wish to know more about their students as readers as well as for graduate students studying reading behaviors...  Read more

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Looking for theme packages
leveled for PK-3

You can find them in the
Books for Young Learners Collections!

Themes are a great way immerse students in topics of study. By selecting  theme packages you can focus reading, writing, discussions and classroom projects around different themes.

We have themes about pets,  friends, nature, animals, humor, music, poetry, science and much more.


Books for Young Learners are leveled by Fountas and Pinnell, Reading Recovery, and DLL.

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Our Mission Statement

In 2017, we celebrated 35 years of
excellence in literacy education. 

Our publications include:

●High-quality classroom materials
  for grades PK-8

●Professional books for teachers
  and administrators.

The focus of Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc. is literacy education with an emphasis on the teaching of reading and writing from a child-centered, meaning-centered perspective.

We believe that students become enthusiastic, independent,  life-long learners, and accomplished readers and writers, when supported and guided by skillful teachers. The books that we  publish support these beliefs.

Richard C. Owen,


Books for Young Learners PK-3


Meet the Author 2-5


Author as Work 4-7


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