About The Author
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
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
"Passionate Readers is the perfect title for this helpful book. Pernille manages to teach us how to harness true passion in ways that will transform the readers in our classrooms. It is no small feat to take such large and lofty goals and make them tangible and real for all educators and students, and yet that is what this books offers, with heart and style to boot."
--Kate Roberts, National Literacy Consultant, Author, and Speaker
"A good professional text is a forever resource. We go back to it time and time again for that just-right lesson or chapter we need to fuel our craft. Passionate Readers moves like that novel you can't put down. Tucked in between the narrative of Pernille's five keys and tireless risk-taking in her passionate reading environment are the candid voices of the kids speaking their truths, shining a light on reading identity. Make room for a new forever resource."
--Sara K. Ahmed, Literacy Coach & Consultant-in-Residence, NIST International School, Thailand
"In this framework Ripp creates a functional book that teachers can pick up and read cover to cover, or dive into the section that they need first. With all the demands on our time, in addition to the information teachers will appreciate the functionality of the book's set-up."
--Claire Stein, Administrator in Racine, WI, Middleweb