The Essential Readings Series

covers Essential Readings seriesLooking for influential research and evidence-based ideas for practice? Want to increase your knowledge of critical topics in the field? Wondering where to begin?

With the Essential Readings series, IRA makes it easy. Each book includes articles on a focused topic, selected and introduced by recognized experts, who also provide topical podcasts. Reflection questions follow each article, making the texts ideal for teacher education, book-study groups, and personal professional development. And they are affordably priced at just $21.50 each (for IRA members; $26.95 for nonmembers), with discounts available for schools and university bookstores.

College faculty: Request exam copies of up to three titles from the series.


Peter Afflerbach  Peter Afflerbach, Essential Readings on Assessment

Diane Lapp  Douglas Fisher  Diane Lapp and Douglas Fisher, Essential Readings on Comprehension

Dorothy Strickland  Dorothy Strickland, Essential Readings on Early Literacy

Timothy Rasinski  Timothy Rasinski, Essential Readings on Fluency

Jacquelynn Malloy  Barbara Marinak  Linda Gambrell  Jacquelynn Malloy, Barbara Marinak, and Linda Gambrell, Essential Readings on Motivation

Richard Allington  Richard Allington, Essential Readings on Struggling Learners

Michael Graves  Michael Graves, Essential Readings on Vocabulary Instruction

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