This paper gives an outline of the descriptive research in which I am currently engaged, for my Master of Education. In addition, some of the early findings are presented and discussed. The aims of the research were to conduct an in©depth ex¬amination of the teaching©reading strategies used by primary teachers; the reasons teachers gave for their choices of teaching©reading strategies; and the factors they identified as having significantly šinfluenced their beliefs about reading and their špedagogical reading practice. The primary sources of data were interviews and video©taped lessons. Data analysis to date has revealed that a diverse range of teachingªreading strategies were practised. There were also signs of emerging trends in some of the areas examined, such as the influence of recent, widespread, professional development.