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Google Hangout on Air on Inspiring Model Reading Behavior

by Morgan Ratner
 | Apr 21, 2015

Just one week until our next Google Hangout on Air with authors Donalyn Miller and Teri Lesesne. Join us at 8:00 p.m. ET April 28 when Miller and Lesesne will discuss how teachers can actively engage students in developing a love of reading. They’ll also share instructional strategies and resources and recommend books to get students excited and inspired to read. As a bonus, Hangout watchers will have a chance to win each  author’s latest book.

Miller, manager of Independent Reading Outreach for Scholastic Book Fairs, is one of the founders of the popular Nerdy Book Club, a blog dedicated to discussing latest releases and facilitating a love of children’s and young adult literature. She is also the author of 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). She has taught fourth, fifth, and sixth grades and was a 2010 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year finalist.

Lesesne is the executive secretary of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN) and a professor in the Library Sciences Department at Sam Houston State University. She is the author of several books on literacy, including 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).

To win a signed copy of Lesesne’s Reading Ladders and Miller’s Reading in the Wild, share the ILA “I’m a Reading Role Model” Twitter image with the hashtag #ILAHangout. One lucky tweeter selected at random will win a copy of both books.

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 channel at 8:00 p.m. ET and will be archived for later access.

Morgan Ratner is ILA's communication assistant.


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