Interview with Kelly Gallagher, Author of Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It

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Focus of Interview: Introducing Kelly Gallagher - The Importance of High Interest Materials - Having a Mixture of Reading Materials - Independent Reading Time - The Study, “To Read or Not to Read” - What is Going on in Finland with Reading? Transcript of the Interview Mike McQueen: I’m here with Kelly Gallagher, author and...

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Interview with Steven Layne, Author of Igniting a Passion for Reading

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Focus of Interview: Professional Background, How to Make Reading Fun, Reading Incentive Programs, Magazines for Struggling Readers, One Final Suggestion Transcript of the Interview Mike McQueen: Greetings everyone! I’m Mike McQueen your friendly Teacher Librarian. I’m here with Dr. Steven Layne author and college professor, is that right Dr. Steven? Steve Layne: That is correct....

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CROWDFUNDING UPDATE 28: A POWER-PACKED LINEUP

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CROWDFUNDING UPDATE 28: A POWER-PACKED LINEUP I’m busting at the seems to keep some things secret until my April 8 book launch, but below is a glimpse of what has happened recently. Thanks to you, and 147 others who donated to my crowdfunding campaign, I’ve been able to get quite a bit done recently. Here’s...

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FINAL UPDATE #25 – LET’S STAY CONNECTED

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My Crowdfunding campaign has been an unbelievable experience! Thanks to 148 Backers, we collected a total of $9,187. I’m extremely appreciative and promise to kick butt and use these funds wisely. The impact in my campaign will be evident in my huge BOOK LAUNCH this spring – probably during National Library Month in April. That...

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UPDATE 24 – $9,000 STRETCH GOAL

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CROWDFUNDING UPDATE 24: $9,000 STRETCH GOAL A few weeks ago I never imagined we had a chance to meet my original goal of $9,000 & here we are – within range! If we make it, I will be able to send my book to an ADDITIONAL 750 popular and influential media outlets across the globe...

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CROWDFUNDING UPDATE 22 – LAST PUSH!

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CROWDFUNDING UPDATE 22 – LAST PUSH! I waved signs for the last 2 years to help save our schools so I figured why not wave signs for my book! With only hours left, the higher above $5,000 = a more effective marketing plan. PLEASE DONATE NOW! http://kck.st/HT7H64

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CROWDFUNDING UPDATE #20 – BOOK LAUNCH PLAN

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CROWDFUNDING UPDATE #20 – BOOK LAUNCH PLAN With less than 62 HOURS left in my campaign, I am happy to announce that we have a great marketing plan to launch my book this spring, assuming my Kickstarter campaign succeeds. With the help of my soon-to-be book coach, Marcia Reece, we outlined a “BEST SELLER” campaign...

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CROWDFUNDING UPDATE #19 – FAMOUS AUTHORS The bulk of my bo

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CROWDFUNDING UPDATE #19 – FAMOUS AUTHORS The bulk of my book consists of practical & creative ways to get boys reading, but sprinkled here & there are highlights from interviews I’ve done with famous authors such as Jim Trelease, Michael Gurian (writing the forward), Cris Tovani, Jeff Wilhelm, Todd Parr, Mark Ludy, and a bunch...

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CROWDFUNDING UPDATE #18 – COOL NEWS: INTEREST FROM A PUBLISHER

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CROWDFUNDING UPDATE #18 – COOL NEWS: INTEREST FROM A PUBLISHER Thanks to Twitter, I was just contacted by a fairly large book publisher who’s been around for 30+ years. The editor said, “I saw your project and am very interested to learn more. Would you be interested in talking with me about the potential of...

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CROWDFUNDING UPDATE #17 – WE PASSED THE $2,000 MARK!

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CROWDFUNDING UPDATE #17 – WE PASSED THE $2,000 MARK! GREAT NEWS!! I’m happy to announce we collected $2,000 in donations! A huge thank you goes out to all 35 Backers, especially author Sharon Lester for buying Banner Ad Spot #1 for her book, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Sit Still. There are 8 days left to...

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