Tierney, R. J. & Readence, J. (2005). Reading strategies and practices: A compendium. (6th ed.), Boston: Allyn & Bacon. The first four editions included E. Dishner as the third author. ( Also, translated and released in Korea).
Anderson, R. C., Osborn, J., & Tierney, R. J. (Eds.) (1984). Learning to Read in American Schools: Basal Reader and Content Textbooks. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
Tierney, R.J. (2008). Reading and students with disabilities: searching for better guidance. Special Issue: Reading and Children with Disabilities. Journal of Balanced Reading Instruction, 15(2), 89-97 Fall, 2008 [Special Issue].
O’ Flahavan, John F. & Tierney, R. J. (2008). Inquiry with and through literacies: rethinking our destination and journey. In D. Lapp, J. Flood, & N. Farnan (Eds.), Content Area Reading and Learning (pp. 537-552). New York: Taylor & Francis Group.
Tierney, R. J. (2007). New literacy learning strategies for new times. In L. Rush, A J. Eakle, A. Berger (Eds.), Secondary School Reading—What Research Reveals for Classroom Practice (pp. 21-36). Urbana, IL: NCTE/NCRE.
Tierney, R. J. & Sheehy, M. (2002). What longitudinal studies say about literacy development/what literacy development says about longitudinal studies. In J. Flood, J. Jensen, D. Lapp, & J. R. Squire (Eds.), Handbook of research on teaching the language arts. Volume II. NY: Macmillan. https://independent.academia.edu/RobTierney/Papers
O’Flahavan, J. & Tierney, R. J. (1996) Developing inquiry oriented literacy in secondary classrooms. In D. Lapp, J. Flood, and N. Farnan (Eds.), Content area reading and learning: Instructional strategies. (Second edition). Norwood, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Tierney, R. J. (1992). Studies of reading and writing growth: Longitudinal research on literacy acquisition. In J. Flood, J. Jensen, D. Lapp, and J. R. Squire (Eds.), Handbook of research on teaching the language arts. NY: Macmillan.
Tierney, R. J., & Pearson, P. D. (1992). A revisionist perspective on “Learning to learn from text.” In E. K. Dishner, J. E. Readence, T. Bean (Eds.). Reading in the content areas. Third Edition. New York: Kendall Hunt. Reprinted in R. Ruddell, M. Ruddell & H. Singer (Eds.), Theoretical models and processes of reading, (Fourth edition, 1994 ), Newark: International Reading Association.
Tierney, R. J. & Pearson, P. D. (1985). New priorities for teaching reading. Learning, April/May, 14-18.
Tierney, R. J. & Cunningham, J. W. (1984). Teaching reading comprehension. In P. D. Pearson, R. Barr, M. Kamil & P. Mosenthal (Ed.), Handbook of Research in Reading (pp. 609-656). New York: Longman. https://independent.academia.edu/RobTierney/Papers
Pearson, P. D. & Tierney, R. J. (1984). In search of a model of instructional research in reading. In S. Paris, G. M. Olson, & H. W. Stevenson (Eds.), Learning and Motivation in the Classroom (pp. 39-60.). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
Tierney, R. J., & Pearson, P. D. (1981). Learning to learn from text: A framework for improving classroom practices. In E. Dishner, J. Readence, & T. Bean (Eds.), Reading in the Content Area: Improving Classroom Instruction. New York: Kendall Hunt. Also in L. Reed (Ed.), Basic Skills Issues and Choices, CEMREL and NIE, 1982. Also translated into Danish and appeared in Loesning. Also in H. Singer & R. Ruddell (Eds.) (1985). Theoretical Models and Processing of Reading. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Tierney, R. J. & Pearson, P. D. (1981). What to look for in basal readers? The School Administrator, 38, 15. PP?
Tierney, R. J. (1978). Motivating the superior reader. Journal of Research and Development in Education, 11, 75-79.
Monographs & Reports
Tierney, R. J., Allington, R. Carry, D., Karbon, J. (Technical advisor), & Thome, C. (2008). Toward a Literacy Action Plan for Milwaukee Public Schools, Report of the External Literacy Review Team for Milwaukee Public Schools and Wisconsin State Department of Education. https://www.academia.edu/9690765/Toward_a_Literacy_Action_Plan_for_Milwaukee_Public_Schools_Report_of_the_External_Literacy_Review_Team
McGinley, W., Pearson, P. D., Spiro, R. J., Copeland, K, & Tierney, R. J. (July 1989). The effects of reading and writing upon thinking and learning. (Technical Report No. 477). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois, Center for the Study of Reading.
Tierney, R. J. (1987). Stretching the Minds of Readers. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman and Company.
Presentations at National & International Meetings
Tierney, R. J. (2015). Exploring the case for shifting imperatives in Chinese English Language teaching & learning for literacy development. Keynote address at National Symposium on First Foreign Language Education, Peking University, Beijing. PR China, September 19, 2015.
Tierney, R. J. (2007) “Evidence-based” Practicing for Teachers: Provoking conversation and action around literacy education policy: research, analysis and critique. European Educational Research Association, University of Geneva September, 2007
Tierney, R. J. (2007) Professionalism under siege, Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the International Reading Association, Toronto, May 2007.
Tierney, R. J. (2006) Evidence-based practicing for teachers; the reflective practitioner. European Educational Research Association, University of Crete, Crete, September 10.
Tierney, R. J. (2004) Evidence-based Practicing for Teachers: Provoking conversation and action around literacy education policy: research, analysis and critique. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, April 14, 2004
Tierney, R. J. (1990) Middle school literacy: Organizational issues, the literature program and student problem-solving during reading, National Reading Conference, Miami Florida, November 29, 1990.
LaZansky, J. & Tierney, R. J. (1985). The themes generated by fourth, fifth and sixth graders in response to stories. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, San Diego, California.
Purcell-Gates, V. & Tierney, R. J. (2005) Increasing Literacy Levels of Canadian Students. Public Policy Brief, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. http://www.cpls.educ.ubc.ca/content/pdfs/LiteracyPolicyBrief.pdf
Tierney, R. J. (1984). Reading comprehension in basals. Paper presented at the International Reading Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia.
Tierney, R. J. (1984). Research on reading comprehension in basals. Paper presented at the AERA Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Tierney, R. J. (1983). Recent findings in reading comprehension and their classroom applications. Paper presented at National Institute of Education sponsored conference for administrators, Washington, DC.
Tierney, R. J. (1982). Instructional research: Some misgivings, oversights and new perspectives. Paper presented at the Pre-IRA Conference sponsored by the Center for the Study of Reading, Chicago, Illinois.
Tierney, R. J. (1982). Students’ responses to reading instruction from a psycholinguistic perspective. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Convention, New York.
Tierney, R. J. (1981). Reading and thinking: reflecting for instruction. Paper presented at the International Reading Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Tierney, R. J. (1981). Research on teaching reading comprehension. Keynote address at the College of Reading Association.
Tierney, R. J. (1980). Translating comprehension research into practice. Paper presented at the International Reading Association Annual Convention, St. Louis, Missouri.