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Number of Pages: 240
|Publication Date: 2013|
In Reading in the Wild, reading expert Donalyn Millercontinues the conversation that began in her bestselling book,The Book Whisperer. While The Book Whisperer revealedthe secrets of getting students to love reading, Reading in theWild, written with reading teacher Susan Kelley, describes howto truly instill lifelong "wild" reading habits in ourstudents.
Based, in part, on survey responses from adult readers as wellas students, Reading in the Wild offers solid advice andstrategies on how to develop, encourage, and assess five keyreading habits that cultivate a lifelong love of reading. Alsoincluded are strategies, lesson plans, management tools, andcomprehensive lists of recommended books. Copublished withEditorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Weekand Teacher magazine, Reading in the Wild is packedwith ideas for helping students build capacity for a lifetime of"wild" reading.
"When the thrill of choice reading starts to fade, it's time tograb Reading in the Wild. This treasure trove of resourcesand management techniques will enhance and improve existingclassroom systems and structures."
—Cris Tovani, secondary teacher, Cherry Creek SchoolDistrict, Colorado, consultant, and author of Do I Really Haveto Teach Reading?
"With Reading in the Wild, Donalyn Miller gives educatorsanother important book. She reminds us that creating lifelongreaders goes far beyond the first step of putting good books intokids' hands."
—Franki Sibberson, third-grade teacher, Dublin CitySchools, Dublin, Ohio, and author of Beyond LeveledBooks
"Reading in the Wild, along with the now legendary TheBook Whisperer, constitutes the complete guide to creating astimulating literature program that also gets students excitedabout pleasure reading, the kind of reading that best preparesstudents for understanding demanding academic texts. In otherwords, Donalyn Miller has solved one of the central problems inlanguage education."
—Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus, University ofSouthern California
Donalyn Miller, known as "The Book Whisperer" for her insightful advice on what students like to read and how to foster independent reading, teaches language arts and social studies at Peterson Elementary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Susan Kelley has taught reading for over thirty years and currently teaches language arts and social studies at Trinity Meadows Intermediate in Keller, Texas.
“…extended information here that applies totoday’s Common Core Standards-based classroomenvironment,…this work is jam-packed with highly usefulinformation that is adaptable for various grade levels and teachingstyles….essential for the practitioner or preparingpractitioner looking for verified approaches to reading that willengage all students.”—Library Journal, December2013