Here are some good references that cover the developmental stages of reading and related topics. These references should provide a solid foundation for understanding the stages of reading development and evidence-based practices to support readers at each stage.
1. Chal, JS (1983). Stages of reading development. New York: McGraw Hill.
This seminal work by Jeanne Chall presents a detailed description of the stages of reading development, providing a basis for much of the understanding in this area.
2. National Literacy Institute. (2008). Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Expert Panel on Early Literacy. Washington, DC: National Institute for Literacy.
This report summarizes scientific research on early literacy development, including key skills and strategies to support emerging readers.
3. Fountas, IC, & Pinnell, GS (2016). Guided reading: responsive teaching at all levels. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
This book provides an overview of the process of teaching reading at different grade levels, with an emphasis on guided reading instruction and targeted support for readers at various stages of development.
4. Allington, RL, & Cunningham, PM (2007). Schools that work: where all children read and write. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.
This book offers research-based strategies to support the development of reading and writing in schools, taking into account the needs of diverse learners and different stages of literacy development.
5. Duke, NK, & Pearson, PD (2002). Effective practices for developing reading comprehension. In AE Farstrup & SJ Samuels (Eds.), What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction (pp. 205-242). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
This chapter reviews research on reading comprehension, including instructional strategies to support readers at different stages of development.