Now Online: Life’s Literacy Lessons

April 9th, 2013

Noted literacy educator and author Steven Layne (Igniting a Passion for Reading) has received much attention over the years for his poem “Read to Them.” It inspired Life’s Literacy Lessons, a collection of poems first published over ten years ago, which has touched tens of thousands of teachers.

Now Steven has added six additional poems and five longer pieces of prose—anecdotes written in the voice and style of the stories he shares in his powerful keynote addresses—in a new edition to be published by Stenhouse next week.

Steven’s poems and stories about literacy teaching and learning are filled with honesty and wit that inspire educators at all grade levels. From grammar to handwriting, from standards to reading aloud, these short pieces highlight the tears, laughter, challenges, and rewards experienced by today’s teachers. It’s the perfect gift for a colleague, mentor, or your entire staff—anyone with a passion for creating lifelong readers and writers.

Life’s Literacy Lessons will start shipping next week, and you can pre-order and preview excerpts now.

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