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When teaching reading, American classrooms often focus exclusively on skills instruction. But how can you teach the “how” without the “why?” In his new book, Igniting a Passion for Reading, Steve Layne shows teachers how to develop readers who are not only motivated to read great books, but also love reading in its own right. Packed with practical ways to engage and inspire readers from kindergarten through high school, this book is a “must-have” on every teacher’s professional book shelf.
Well-known for his children’s books, young adult novels, and keynote speeches across the nation and around the world, Steve, aka Dr. Read, offers teachers everywhere a plan for engaging even the most reluctant reader. From read-alouds to creating reading lounges to author visits and so much more, this book will help schools create a vibrant reading culture. The book also includes reminiscences from many of today’s well-known children’s and young adult authors—Mem Fox, Sharon Draper, Steven Kellogg, Candace Fleming, Eric Rohman, Neal Shusterman, and Joan Bauer—about the teacher who ignited their passion for reading.
Written with humor, grace, and poignancy, Igniting a Passion for Reading will have a profound effect on the teaching of reading in our nation’s schools.
Foreword Gail Boushey Joan Moser ix
Chapter 1 The Missing Objective in the Teachers' Reading Lesson Plans: Igniting a Passion by Targeting Aliterate Readers-Introduction Mem Fox 3
Chapter 2 Coaches Who Know Their Players Win More Games: Igniting a Passion by Knowing Your Students - Introduction Margaret Peterson Haddix 15
Chapter 3 I Didn't Know They Still Wrote Books for Adults: Igniting a Passion Through Book Chats-Introduction Neal Shusterman 37
Chapter 4 Don't Bother Me, I'm Busy Changing Lives: Igniting a Passion Through Effectively Reading Aloud-Introduction Steven Kellogg 51
Chapter 5 My Modeling Career: Igniting a Passion by Reading with Students Introduction Sharon M. Draper 69
Chapter 6 Can We Talk? Igniting a Passion Through Book Discussions Introduction Jordan Sonnenblick 85
Chapter 7 Nothing's More Dangerous Than a Teacher with a Good Idea: Igniting a Passion by Opening a Reading Lounge-Introduction Karen Beaumont 101
Chapter 8 There's a Party Goin' on Right Here: Igniting a Passion by Celebrating Books Introduction Candace Fleming 115
Chapter 9 Oh, Author, Where Art Thou? Igniting a Passion Through Author Visits Introduction Eric Rohmann 131
Chapter 10 Making the Intangible Tangible: Igniting a Passion with a Quarterly Plan Introduction Joan Bauer 145
Until Next Time 161
Appendix A Resources for Locating the Best Children's/YA Books 162
Appendix B Fifteen Great Magazines for Kids 165
Appendix C Picture Book of the Month 166
Appendix D Fillable Forms 169
Books Steven L. Layne 185
Posted October 15, 2013
This book is a MUST HAVE for any elementary teacher, reading specialist or administrator. Dr. Layne's persuasive and candid look at motivating children to read will inspire all. While reading this book, I was reminded why I became an educator.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 22, 2013
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