Teaching students to become lifelong readers. A companion to the bestselling The Book Whisperer, Reading in the Wild explores whether or not we are truly instilling lifelong reading habits in our students and provides practical strategies for teaching "wild" reading.
Based on survey responses from over 900 adult readers and classroom feedback, Reading in the Wild offers solid advice and strategies on how to develop, encourage and assess key lifelong reading habits, including dedicating time for reading, planning for future reading, and defining oneself as a reader. Includes advice for supporting the love of reading by explicitly teaching lifelong reading habits. Contains accessible strategies, ideas, tips, lesson plans and management tools along with lists of recommended books.
Co-published with Editorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Week and Teacher Magazine. Packed with ideas for helping students choose their own reading material, respond to text, and build capacity for lifelong reading.
©2014 Donalyn Miller and Susan Kelley (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
I loved this book! This is classroom changing read. So glad that I've chosen this one right before school is out, I have lots of ideas and plans for my library and my students next year.
While I enjoyed the audio edition in terms of time (reading while driving, etc.), the print version is essential for several reasons. First, the narrator cites many websites for reference; it's laborious to listen to the recitation of these "http colon forward slash forward slash...." addresses, and even harder to write them down. Secondly, you will want to access the forms in the appendix. The narrator's style, while clear and easy to hear, was a bit contrived; a bit annoying to listen to.
"The Book Whisperer," by Donnalee Miller is the prequel to this book; I highly recommend reading both. Also, "Choice Words," by Peter H. Johnston is a good companion book.
A more natural voice would be more pleasant to listen to. For example, the "and" was often emphasized too much--with a lilt and a pause--distracting this listener. Also, the narrator pronounced "reading" as "readang" most of the time. Made me cringe.
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The guidance and ideas for classroom reading and wild reading
Using the love for reading as my mantra.
Great book to read or listen to. I think this one would be best as a in-hand book so the reader can refer to lists, guidelines, etc with post it notes.
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