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 serves as Chair of Graduate Programs in Literacy Education at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, where he teaches courses at both the Master and Doctoral level. He is a fifteen-year veteran of public education, serving as a classroom teacher and reading specialist in a wide span of grade levels.

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

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Media: 208 pp/paper
Year: 2008
Item No: 0385Item No: 0861Item No: B385
ISBN: 978-157110-385-7ISBN: 978-157110-861-6ISBN: 978-15711B-385-7

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