Passionate Readers (Paperback)

The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child

By Pernille Ripp

Routledge, 9781138958647, 198pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/2/2017)

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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

Pernille Ripp is a seventh grade teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin and the creator of the Global Read Aloud (, 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 ( is also author of Passionate Learners: Giving Our Classrooms Back to Our Students