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Inspire a Love for Reading With Model Behavior

by Madelaine Levey
 | Apr 01, 2015

Join us April 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET for our next Google Hangout on Air when authors Donalyn Miller and Teri Lesesne will will share how teachers can kick start their reading lives and engage students with reading. In a casual atmosphere, Lesesne and Miller will chat about reading research, instructional moves, engagement strategies and resources, and of course, offer lots of book recommendations.

Teri Lesesne is a professor in the Library Sciences Department at Sam Houston State University and the Executive Secretary of the Assembly on Adolescent Literacy (ALAN). Teri is the author of Making the Match: The Right Book for the Right Reader at the Right Time (Stenhouse, 2003), Naked Reading: Uncovering What Tweens Need to Become Lifelong Readers (Stenhouse, 2006), and Reading Ladders: Leading Students From Where They Are to Where We’d Like Them to Be (Heinemann, 2010).

Donalyn Miller is one of the founders of the wildly popular Nerdy Book Club blog and the author of two books about engaging children with reading: The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer’s Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits (Jossey-Bass, 2013). Miller has taught fourth, fifth, and sixth grades, and was a finalist for 2010 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. She currently serves as the Manager of Independent Reading Outreach for Scholastic Book Fairs.

During the Hangout on Air, Lesesne and Miller will share their personal experiences as readers, parents, grandparents, teachers, and provide suggestions for sparking students’ reading engagement. Attendees are invited to participate by asking questions and sharing their practical strategies for engaging readers. Every attendee for the live event will have a chance to win a signed copy of Lesesne’s Reading Ladders and Miller’s Reading in the Wild.

As part of the Hangout on Air, Lesesne and Miller will take questions via Twitter. Tweet yours using the hashtag #ILAhangout. The Hangout will stream live on the ILA YouTube page at 8:00 p.m. ET, and will be archived for later access.

Madelaine Levey is the communications intern for the International Literacy Association.

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