Igniting a Passion for Reading

Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers

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.

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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 ...read more

About the Author(s)

Dr. Steven L. Layne is a respected literacy professor, teacher and consultant, highly motivational keynote speaker, and popular author. With more than 15 years of education experience, he has served as a classroom teacher and reading specialist for grades 2‑8. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Literacy Association.

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Table of Contents

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  • 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

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Media: 208 pp/paper
Year: 2008
Item No: 0385
ISBN: 978-157110-385-7

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