1st Edition

Passionate Readers The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child

By Pernille Ripp Copyright 2018
    198 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    198 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    198 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    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.



    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


    Works Cited


    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