Praise for Scholastic Professional Books

“These impressive resources translate the cutting edge work of our most noted researchers into innovative practices for today’s diverse classrooms. Everywhere I go, Theory and Practice books are open on teachers’ desks, providing help to the growing demands for children to read and write with proficiency. In short, these books close the gap between scientifically validated research and productive classroom practice more than any other resources in our field.”

Cathy Collins Block, Texas Christian University
co-author of Powerful Vocabulary

"Congratulations on your Theory and Practice series! They’re so smart and easy to read—such a great combination of theory and practice-and ideal for professional development. Your coverage of nonfiction reading and writing is to be commended, especially Nell Duke’s Reading & Writing Informational Text In The Primary Grades and Janice Kristo and Rosemary Bamford’s Nonfiction In Focus. I just finished Tim Rasinski’s The Fluent Reader and couldn’t wait to put several of his ideas into practice. I’m eager to explore more books in this line and recommend them to teachers hungry for this type of information.”

Sharon Taberski, Manhattan New School
author of On Solid Ground

“The Theory and Practice series provides useful and practical information for busy teachers with book aimed at select topics that are research-based, yet broad enough to provide proven teaching ideas and strategies. Designed to keep you up to date on current topics in education, they are valuable, easy-to-use-and-understand resources for classroom teachers, literacy coaches, reading and writing specialists, and college instructors.”

Edward B. Fry, Rutgers University, Emeritus
co-author of The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists

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