How do we inspire students to love reading and discovery? In Passionate Readers: The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child, classroom teacher, author, and speaker Pernille Ripp reveals the five keys to creating a passionate reading environment. You'll learn how to...
Use your own reading identity to create powerful reading experiences for all students
Empower your students and their reading experience by focusing on your physical classroom environment
Create and maintain an enticing, well-organized, easy-to-use classroom library;
Build a learning community filled with choice and student ownership; and
Guide students to further develop their own reading identity to cement them as life-long, invested readers.
Throughout the book, Pernille opens up about her own trials and errors as a teacher and what she's learned along the way. She also shares a wide variety of practical tools that you can use in your own classroom, including a reader profile sheet, conferring sheet, classroom library letter to parents, and much more. These tools are available in the book and as eResources to help you build your own classroom of passionate readers.
Pernille Ripp is a seventh grade teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin and the creator of the Global Read Aloud (www.theglobalreadaloud.com), a literacy initiative that has connected more than 2,000,000 students since 2010 through the use of technology. She speaks internationally and writes regularly on her blog (www.pernillesripp.com).She is also author of Passionate Learners: Giving Our Classrooms Back to Our Students
eResources Foreword About The Author Acknowledgments Introduction: Learning to Break the Rules Key 1: Teacher Reading Identity and How It Matters Key 2: How Our Physical Space Affects Our Reading Experiences Key 3: Focusing on the Classroom Library: A Cornerstone of the Passionate Reading Learning Community Key 4: The Reality of the Passionate Reader Learning Community Key 5: Developing Student Reading Identity: Making Reading a Personal Journey In the End: Maintaining Hope for Our Students and Our Mission Appendix Works Cited