Author(s): Donalyn Miller; Susan Kelley (As told to)
In "Reading in the Wild," reading expert Donalyn Miller continues the conversation that began in her bestselling book, "The Book Whisperer." While "The Book Whisperer" revealed the secrets of getting students to love reading, "Reading in the Wild," written with reading teacher Susan Kelley, describes how to truly instill lifelong "wild" reading habits in our students.
Based, in part, on survey responses from adult readers as well as students, "Reading in the Wild" offers solid advice and strategies on how to develop, encourage, and assess five key reading habits that cultivate a lifelong love of reading. Also included are strategies, lesson plans, management tools, and comprehensive lists of recommended books. Copublished with Editorial Projects in Education, publisher of "Education Week" and "Teacher" magazine, "Reading in the Wild" is packed with ideas for helping students build capacity for a lifetime of "wild" reading.
"When the thrill of choice reading starts to fade, it's time to grab "Reading in the Wild." This treasure trove of resources and management techniques will enhance and improve existing classroom systems and structures." -Cris Tovani, secondary teacher, Cherry Creek School District, Colorado, consultant, and author of "Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?"
"With "Reading in the Wild," Donalyn Miller gives educators another important book. She reminds us that creating lifelong readers goes far beyond the first step of putting good books into kids' hands." -Franki Sibberson, third-grade teacher, Dublin City Schools, Dublin, Ohio, and author of "Beyond Leveled Books"
""Reading in the Wild," along with the now legendary "The Book Whisperer," constitutes the complete guide to creating a stimulating literature program that also gets students excited about pleasure reading, the kind of reading that best prepares students for understanding demanding academic texts. In other words, Donalyn Miller has solved one of the central problems in language education." -Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus, University of Southern 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.