David Booth is Professor Emeritus in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, where he is Scholar in Residence in the Curriculum, Teaching, and Language Department. For over 40 years, he has been involved in teaching children and teachers, as a classroom teacher, language arts consultant, professor, speaker, and author. David has written several teacher reference books and textbooks in all areas of language development.
Larry Swartz has been a classroom teacher, literacy consultant, and drama consultant during his twenty five years with a school district. Currently, he is an instructor as well as the principal of continuing education courses at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. His doctoral research about written and oral response has framed his values about literacy instruction as well as the need to foster interactive literacy communities.