"A transactional approach to understanding literature will come alive for intermediate and middle school teachers and students who avail themselves of Roessing's advice and examples in this book. What a practical resource for teachers! Facilitating a balanced reading and writing program is at the heart of The Write to Read."
"This is such an easy answer: a curriculum that builds to strong reader response. This is a gem."
"A comprehensive, well-reasoned text devoted to reader response at middle elementary and secondary levels. Such authenticity is appealing to the field."
"The major strengths of the book are the explicit instructions for set-up, multiple examples of student responses, examples of varieties of texts used for modeling, and materials for teacher use in appendices."
"The author provides very engaging and helpful examples throughout the book. One can really 'see' how these ideas work."