Now Online: Igniting a Passion for Reading

December 2nd, 2009

“The focus on skills testing is unparalleled. It is also, in my opinion, unconscionable because it quietly propagates the idea that if we can identify weaknesses in skills and correct them, America’s reading troubles will be abated.”

Steve Layne travels the country visiting schools and helping teachers foster a will and desire to read. In his new book, Igniting a Passion for Reading, Steve distills his inspiring message and provides practical classroom-based solutions for administrators and teachers of all grades to engage kids and create a school culture that stirs passion for books and authors.

Steve presents a collection of key practices—interest inventories, book chats, read-aloud, teacher modeling, reading lounges, and author visits— drawing on his classroom experiences to provide nuts-and-bolts advice on implementing them. An award-winning children’s book author, Steve calls upon fellow authors—Mem Fox, Karen Beaumont, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Sharon Draper, Neal Shusterman, and more—to introduce each chapter by reflecting on the teachers who most inspired them as readers. The final chapter organizes all of the ideas into a quarterly plan that can be used as a starting point for purposefully teaching the love of reading.

Print copies of Igniting a Passion for Reading will start shipping in mid-December. You can preview the entire text online now!

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