Reading in the Wild


“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”

“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

Full Reading in the Wild Twitter Chat Archive – January 12, 2014 (Start at the beginning and read backwards for chronological order.)

Teri Lesesne’s Storify for Reading in the Wild Chat – January 12, 2014

BAM! Podcast with Larry Ferlazzo: What Are the Habits of Lifelong Readers and How  Do We Instill Them? – February 2014

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