The International Reading Association (IRA) has published hundreds of books over the past 50 years, but did you know that we also publish e-books? IRA offers electronic versions of 14 texts that customers can download to digital devices, such as computers, laptops, iPads and other tablets, and iPhones and other smartphones.
14 E-Books Available
IRA is dedicated to producing books in a variety of formats to make texts and their enhancements accessible to all learners. IRA determines whether to create an e-book title based on the book’s popularity and suitability for electronic versions.
To purchase an IRA e-book, consult the current e-books roster on the IRA website. On each title’s linked s webpage, click on a “Buy This E-Book” button to purchase the e-book through outlets such as IRA, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks (an Apple iTunes application). The following IRA e-books can be purchased and downloaded now:
- After Early Intervention, Then What? Teaching Struggling Readers in Grades 3 and Beyond, 2nd edition edited by Jeanne R. Paratore and Rachel L. McCormack
- Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning, 3rd edition by Doug Buehl
- Creating Strategic Readers: Techniques for Developing Competency in Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension, 2nd edition by Valerie Ellery
- Developing Essential Literacy Skills: A Continuum of Lessons K–3 by Robin Cohen
- Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines by Doug Buehl
- In a Reading State of Mind: Brain Research, Teacher Modeling, and Comprehension Instruction by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Diane Lapp
- R5 in Your Classroom: A Guide to Differentiating Independent Reading and Developing Avid Readers (PDF e-book) by Michelle J. Kelley and Nicki Clausen-Grace
- Read, Write, Play, Learn: Literacy Instruction in Today's Kindergarten by Lori Jamison Rog
- Small-Group Reading Instruction: Differentiated Teaching Models for Intermediate Readers, Grades 3–8 by Beverly B. Tyner and Sharon E. Green
- Sustaining Strategic Readers: Techniques for Supporting Content Literacy in Grades 6–12 by Valerie Ellery and Jennifer L. Rosenboom
- Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Diane Lapp
- Understanding and Using Reading Assessment, K–12, 2nd edition by Peter Afflerbach
- What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction, 3rd edition edited by Alan E. Farstrup and S. Jay Samuels
- What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction, 4th edition edited by S. Jay Samuels and Alan E. Farstrup
At least three more e-books are slated for publication this summer, so check the e-books list regularly. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know which IRA books you’d like to see converted to e-book format!
Now With Video
IRA launched a new publishing project last month: e-books enhanced with embedded video. Now customers have the option to purchase In a Reading State of Mind: Brain Research, Teacher Modeling, and Comprehension Instruction by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Diane Lapp as a print text with a DVD or as an e-book with the videos included within the e-book interface. This e-book allows readers to read the text and watch the videos on the same electronic device. The seven videos are placed in the e-book where the text refers to the lessons they illustrate.
Due to the current status of enhanced e-book technology, this new, enhanced e-book is available through iBooks, but it is not yet available through Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.
To discover more about this resource, view a free sample video clip and listen to the authors’ podcast. IRA has also created a free Professional Development (PD) Guide for this book, available for download from the book’s webpage.
IRA has begun developing free, downloadable PDFs of PD Guides and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Connections Guides to accompany select books. Free PD Guides are available for: