Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers
ISBN: 0325042950
EAN13: 9780325042954
Language: English
Publication Date: Oct 26, 2012
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 9.2" L x 7.3" W
Weight: 0.75 lbs.
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I believe each of my students must craft an individual reading life of challenge, whim, curiosity, and hunger, and I've discovered that it is not too late in high school to lead a non-reader to reading. It's never too late.-Penny Kittle

Penny Kittle wants us to face the hard truths every English teacher fears: too many kids don't read the assigned texts, and some even manage to slip by without having ever read a single book by the time they graduate. As middle and high school reading declines, college professors lament students' inability to comprehend and analyze complex texts, while the rest of us wonder: what do we lose as a society when so many of our high school graduates have no interest in reading anything?

In Book Love Penny takes student apathy head on, first by recognizing why students don't read and then showing us that when we give kids books that are right for them, along with time to read and regular response to their thinking, we can create a pathway to satisfying reading that leads to more challenging literature and ultimately, a love of reading.

With a clear eye on the reality of today's classrooms, Penny provides practical strategies and advice on:

  • increasing volume, capacity, and complexity over time
  • creating a balance of independent reading, text Read More chevron_right

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