Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers

4.59 avg rating
( 1,734 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780325042954: Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers

"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 study, and novel study
  • helping students deepen their thinking through writing about reading
  • building a classroom library with themes that matter to 21st century kids.

Book Love is a call to arms for putting every single kid, no exceptions allowed, on a personal reading journey. But much more than that, it's a powerful reminder of why we became English teachers in the first place: our passion for books. Books matter. Stories heal. The right book in the hands of a kid can change a life forever. We can't wait for anyone else to teach our students a love of books-it's up to us and the time is now. If not you, who?

For information about the Book Love Foundation, which provides classroom libraries to deserving teachers and schools, visit booklovefoundation.org.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

As a professional development coordinator for the Conway, New Hampshire, School District, Penny Kittle acts as a K-12 literacy coach and directs new-teacher mentoring. In addition, she teaches writing at Conway's Kennett High School and in the Summer Literacy Institutes at the University of New Hampshire. Penny is the author and coauthor of numerous books with Heinemann including Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers; Children Want to Write (coauthored with Thomas Newkirk); Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing, which won the 2009 James N. Britton Award from NCTE; The Greatest Catch, and Public Teaching. Penny coauthored two books with Donald H. Graves - Inside Writing and Quick Writes. As an in-demand Heinemann Professional Development Provider Penny delivers PD workshops, webinars, and on-site seminars and consulting services nationwide. Penny Kittle has been named the 2015 Exemplary Leader from the Conference on English Leadership for NCTE. In 2009, Penny received NCTE's prestigious Britton Award for Write Beside Them. Learn more about Penny Kittle on her websites, pennykittle.net and booklovefoundation.org, or follow her on twitter. Penny's students make a statement about how student choice in reading has affected them.

Review:

The Beatles might have thought that all you need is love, but lucky for teachers, Penny Kittle knows better. She knows that when you want to create lifetime readers, you not only need to fill the room with books, not only need to show your own passion about books, but need to help kids develop lifetime reading habits. In this book, Penny shows all of us how to help kids develop those habits as she shares her masterful teaching strategies that turn aliterate students into kids who not only can read, but want to read. --Kylene Beers, author of When Kids Can't Read/What Teachers Can Do

Book Love is nothing short of miraculous. Penny Kittle knows the developmental stage of adolescence like she invented it. This book alone could make me a good teacher. It's detailed, so incredibly readable and I swear, filled with simple miracles. --Chris Crutcher, author of Period 8

Book Love focuses on a critical question all but forgotten in this age of standards and testing: What can we, as teachers, do to help our students develop a love for reading? Book Love is a breath of fresh air. It challenges many damaging practices that have become norms in our nation s classrooms, offering insightful, practical ways for teachers to begin instilling a love of reading in our students and showing teachers and administrators how to build reading lives that last. Kittle is right we cannot wait for someone else to teach our students to love reading. It starts with us, and I am hopeful that for many teachers it will start with this book. --Kelly Gallagher, author of Readicide

Worried the teenagers you teach will never pick up a book on their own? Let Penny Kittle show you how to kindle a passion for reading with authentic texts and techniques aimed at students' most vulnerable spot their hearts. --Carol Jago, author of With Rigor for All

Penny Kittle invites us into her high school classroom where many of her students fall in love with reading for the first time. Through reading research, her practical classroom rituals, and the powerful words of her students as they describe years spent not reading, Penny builds an undeniable case for pleasure reading in the high school English classroom as a path to reading competence, stamina, and engagement. --Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer


Worried the teenagers you teach will never pick up a book on their own? Let Penny Kittle show you how to kindle a passion for reading with authentic texts and techniques aimed at students' most vulnerable spot their hearts. --Carol Jago, author of With Rigor for All

Penny Kittle invites us into her high school classroom where many of her students fall in love with reading for the first time. Through reading research, her practical classroom rituals, and the powerful words of her students as they describe years spent not reading, Penny builds an undeniable case for pleasure reading in the high school English classroom as a path to reading competence, stamina, and engagement. --Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kittle, Penny
ISBN 10: 0325042950 ISBN 13: 9780325042954
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 18931531-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kittle, Penny
Published by Heinemann Educational Books 10/26/2012 (2012)
ISBN 10: 0325042950 ISBN 13: 9780325042954
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Heinemann Educational Books 10/26/2012, 2012. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780325042954

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kittle, Penny
ISBN 10: 0325042950 ISBN 13: 9780325042954
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780325042954

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Penny Kittle
Published by Heinemann Educational Books, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0325042950 ISBN 13: 9780325042954
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Heinemann Educational Books, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 study, and novel study helping students deepen their thinking through writing about reading building a classroom library with themes that matter to 21st century kids. Book Love is a call to arms for putting every single kid, no exceptions allowed, on a personal reading journey. But much more than that, it s a powerful reminder of why we became English teachers in the first place: our passion for books. Books matter. Stories heal. The right book in the hands of a kid can change a life forever. We can t wait for anyone else to teach our students a love of books-it s up to us and the time is now. If not you, who? For information about the Book Love Foundation, which provides classroom libraries to deserving teachers and schools, visit . Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780325042954

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Penny Kittle
Published by Heinemann Educational Books, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0325042950 ISBN 13: 9780325042954
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Heinemann Educational Books, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 study, and novel study helping students deepen their thinking through writing about reading building a classroom library with themes that matter to 21st century kids. Book Love is a call to arms for putting every single kid, no exceptions allowed, on a personal reading journey. But much more than that, it s a powerful reminder of why we became English teachers in the first place: our passion for books. Books matter. Stories heal. The right book in the hands of a kid can change a life forever. We can t wait for anyone else to teach our students a love of books-it s up to us and the time is now. If not you, who? For information about the Book Love Foundation, which provides classroom libraries to deserving teachers and schools, visit . Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780325042954

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kittle, Penny
Published by Heinemann (2012)
ISBN 10: 0325042950 ISBN 13: 9780325042954
New Paperback Quantity Available: 17
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Heinemann, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0325042950

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Penny Kittle
ISBN 10: 0325042950 ISBN 13: 9780325042954
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780325042954_ing

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Kittle, Penny
Published by Heinemann (2012)
ISBN 10: 0325042950 ISBN 13: 9780325042954
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Heinemann, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # BKTY9780325042954

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Kittle, Penny
Published by HEINEMANN EDUC BOOKS (2012)
ISBN 10: 0325042950 ISBN 13: 9780325042954
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HEINEMANN EDUC BOOKS, 2012. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780325042954

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.96
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Penny Kittle
ISBN 10: 0325042950 ISBN 13: 9780325042954
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. " "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 .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 174 pages. 0.340. Bookseller Inventory # 9780325042954

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book