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Publisher's Summary

Teaching students to become lifelong readers. 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.

Co-published with Editorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Week and Teacher Magazine. Packed with ideas for helping students choose their own reading material, respond to text, and build capacity for lifelong reading.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Donalyn Miller and Susan Kelley (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • J. Y. Baker
  • 23-06-2016

Valuable resource for teachers and parents!

So much great info here. My only problem with the narration was the tedious spelling out of long web site names!

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  • Jackie
  • 24-04-2016

Wild about Wild Readers

I loved this book! This is classroom changing read. So glad that I've chosen this one right before school is out, I have lots of ideas and plans for my library and my students next year.

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  • Sparky
  • 31-07-2015

Best in print

Would you consider the audio edition of Reading in the Wild to be better than the print version?

While I enjoyed the audio edition in terms of time (reading while driving, etc.), the print version is essential for several reasons. First, the narrator cites many websites for reference; it's laborious to listen to the recitation of these "http colon forward slash forward slash...." addresses, and even harder to write them down. Secondly, you will want to access the forms in the appendix. The narrator's style, while clear and easy to hear, was a bit contrived; a bit annoying to listen to.

What other book might you compare Reading in the Wild to and why?

"The Book Whisperer," by Donnalee Miller is the prequel to this book; I highly recommend reading both. Also, "Choice Words," by Peter H. Johnston is a good companion book.

How could the performance have been better?

A more natural voice would be more pleasant to listen to. For example, the "and" was often emphasized too much--with a lilt and a pause--distracting this listener. Also, the narrator pronounced "reading" as "readang" most of the time. Made me cringe.

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  • Susan nichol
  • 08-03-2015

Great insight

Where does Reading in the Wild rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the top

What did you like best about this story?

The guidance and ideas for classroom reading and wild reading

Have you listened to any of Julie McKay’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not yet!

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Using the love for reading as my mantra.

Any additional comments?

Great book to read or listen to. I think this one would be best as a in-hand book so the reader can refer to lists, guidelines, etc with post it notes.