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9780470900307

Reading in the Wild The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470900307

  • ISBN10:

    047090030X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-11-04
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Summary

Continues the conversation the author began with The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child, which presented an authentic picture of a free-choice reading workshop classroom. This book will address the more practical aspects of running a classroom that allows for free-choice reading, including lesson plans, management tools, resources, and tips for working with students who still won't read. Presents advice and strategies on how to encourage and assess 8 lifelong reading habits: 1. dedicating time for reading, 2. self-selecting reading material, 3. sharing books and reading experiences with other readers, 4. planning for future reading, 5. responding authentically to text, 6. showing preferences for genres, authors, and books, 7. valuing reading as a leisure activity, and 8. defining oneself as a reader.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Teri S. Lesesne xi

Introduction xvii

LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING 1

CHAPTER 1 Wild Readers Dedicate Time to Read 5

CREATING A WORKSHOP SCHEDULE THAT WORKS FOR YOU 37

CHAPTER 2 Wild Readers Self-Select Reading Material 42

CURATING A CLASSROOM LIBRARY 79

CHAPTER 3 Wild Readers Share Books and Reading with Other Readers 87

CONFERRING: WHAT’S THE POINT? 129

CHAPTER 4 Wild Readers Have Reading Plans 135

BUILDING A PERSONAL CANON 158

CHAPTER 5 Wild Readers Show Preferences 162

CODA 194

Appendix A: Reader’s Notebook Sheets 198

GENRE REQUIREMENTS GRAPH 199

MY READING LIST 200

BOOKS TO READ LIST 206

STATUS OF THE CLASS 207

Appendix B: Reading Habits Reflections 208

MY READING ITINERARY 209

MY SELECTION REFLECTION 214

MY READING INFLUENCES 217

Appendix C: Reading Habits Assessments 219

Appendix D: Reading Habits Surveys 222

WILD READER SURVEY 223

END-OF-YEAR READING HABITS SURVEY 227

END-OF-YEAR READING PREFERENCES SURVEY 231

Appendix E: Students’ Favorite Titles and Series 234

References 248

Acknowledgments 254

About the Authors 258

About the Sponsor 259

Index 260

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