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Igniting a Passion for Reading : Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers,9781571103857

Igniting a Passion for Reading : Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 11/28/2009
Publisher(s): Stenhouse Pub


When teaching reading, educators in U.S. classrooms often focus exclusively on skills instruction. But how can you teach the "skill" without the "will"? In his new book, Igniting a Passion for Reading, Steven Layne shows teachers how to develop readers who not only are motivated to read great books but who also love reading in its own right. Packed with practical ways to engage and inspire readers from kindergarten through high school, this is a must-have on every teacher's professional bookshelf.

Author Biography

Dr. Steven L. Layne serves as Professor of Literacy Education at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, where he teaches courses in children's literature and directs the university's Master of Education in Literacy program. Steve is a respected literacy consultant, motivational keynote speaker, and featured author at conferences throughout the world. His work has been recognized with awards for outstanding contributions to the fields of educational research, teaching, and writing from organizations such as USA Today, the Milken Family Foundation, the Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Illinois Reading Council, and the International Reading Association. Author of nineteen books-including multiple award-winning titles in both the picture book and young adult genres-Steve has finally honored a promise made long ago to put fiction aside for a while and to bring to the printed page the very words thousands have heard him speak about for years. Igniting a Passion for Reading marks his debut in the professional book world.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
The Missing Objective in the Teachers' Reading Lesson Plans: Igniting a Passion by Targeting Aliterate Readers-Introductionp. 3
Coaches Who Know Their Players Win More Games: Igniting a Passion by Knowing Your Students - Introductionp. 15
I Didn't Know They Still Wrote Books for Adults: Igniting a Passion Through Book Chats-Introductionp. 37
Don't Bother Me, I'm Busy Changing Lives: Igniting a Passion Through Effectively Reading Aloud-Introductionp. 51
My Modeling Career: Igniting a Passion by Reading with Students Introductionp. 69
Can We Talk? Igniting a Passion Through Book Discussions Introductionp. 85
Nothing's More Dangerous Than a Teacher with a Good Idea: Igniting a Passion by Opening a Reading Lounge-Introductionp. 101
There's a Party Goin' on Right Here: Igniting a Passion by Celebrating Books Introductionp. 115
Oh, Author, Where Art Thou? Igniting a Passion Through Author Visits Introductionp. 131
Making the Intangible Tangible: Igniting a Passion with a Quarterly Plan Introductionp. 145
Until Next Timep. 161
Resources for Locating the Best Children's/YA Booksp. 162
Fifteen Great Magazines for Kidsp. 165
Picture Book of the Monthp. 166
Fillable Formsp. 169
Booksp. 185
Bibliographyp. 186
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