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Igniting a Passion for Reading

Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers

Steven L. Layne

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.

 

Product Details

  • Author: Steven L. Layne
  • ISBN: 978-157110-385-7
  • Year:2009
  • Media: 208 pp/paper
  • Grade Range: K-12
  • Item No: WEB-0385

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.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Foreword by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, "The Sisters"
Acknowledgments
Chapter One: The Missing Objective in the Teachers' Reading Lesson Plans
Chapter Two: Coaches Who Know Their Players Win More Games
Chapter Three: I Didn't Know They Still Wrote Books for Adults
Chapter Four: Don't Bother Me, I'm Busy Changing Lives
Chapter Five: My Modeling Career
Chapter Six: Can We Talk?
Chapter Seven: Nothing's More Dangerous Than a Teacher with a Good Idea
Chapter Eight: There's a Party Goin' on Right Here
Chapter Nine: Oh, Author, Where Art Thou?
Chapter Ten: Making the Intangible Tangible
Until Next Time
Appendixes
Books by Steven L. Layne
Bibliography

About the Author

Steve Layne
Steven L. Layne serves as Professor of Literacy Education at Judson University in Elgin, IL, where he teaches courses in children's literature and directs the university's Master of Education in Literacy program. >more

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