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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Reading in the Wild

Book #124 Read in 2014
Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller

This is a book that readers will love.  It is about books, reading and why readers read what they read.  A Middle School Teacher, Miller shares her love for books and reading with her students and strives to instill a life-long love of reading within her students.  She gives tips about how to recommend books, how to find genres that students might want to try and how to value reading, both in school and at home.  Her writing style is not preachy or textbook-like; this book flows like a good fictional read.  The appendices in the back have great resources to use in classroom.  A colleague and I will be offering a book study on this book to faculty in the summer; I look forward to hearing how our teachers find things to read, how they became readers and how they instill a love of reading in our students.

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