Friday, February 7, 2014

‘Reading in the Wild’

Book cover: Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits by Donalyn Miller with Susan Kelley. Cover art depicts a child seated in a forest, leaning against a tree, while reading a book
Like its subtitle suggests, Reading in the Wild offers author Donalyn Miller’s “Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits.” With co-author Susan Kelley, Miller identifies five traits or habits of a lifelong independent reader.

The “Wild reader,” according to Miller, dedicates time to read, self-selects reading material, shares books and reading with other readers, has a reading plan and shows preferences. And while the co-authors write from a background of teaching elementary school children, I believe that older-grade educators, parents and library professionals will find this book of value too.

Cross-posted to the Facebook page of Jackson County Library Services

No comments:

Post a Comment

Robust debate and even unusual opinions are encouraged, but please stay on-topic and be respectful. Comments are subject to review for personal attacks or insults, discriminatory statements, hyperlinks not directly related to the discussion and commercial spam.