Reading in the Wild: Fostering Reading Habits that Last in Grades 4-8
Monday, October 20, 2014
Lindner Campus Commons
8:00am Coffee and tea with pastries
8:30am Seminar Begins
12:00pm - 12:45pm Lunch Provided
2:15pm - 2:30pm Dessert Break
3:30pm Seminar Ends
Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
Lindner Campus Commons - Judson University
Donalyn Miller on the Day:
"No matter what reading skills they learn, students must develop and practice independent reading habits in order to maintain a lifetime orientation toward reading and learning. Based on my Wild Reader survey of 900 adult readers and my classroom work with students, I will share the home and school conditions that influence students’ lifelong reading habits and discuss resources and strategies that promote the development of wild reading."
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About Donalyn Miller
Donalyn Miller has worked with a wide variety of upper elementary and middle school students and currently teaches fifth grade at O.A. Peterson Elementary in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to writing The Book Whisperer and Reading in the Wild, Donalyn currently facilitates the community blog, The Nerdy Book Club and co-writes a monthly column for Scholastic’s Principal-to-Principal Newsletter. Her articles about teaching and reading have appeared in publications such as The Reading Teacher, Educational Leadership and The Washington Post.
The Book Whisperer
"Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn’t turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller’s students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year. Miller’s unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring. The book includes a dynamite list of recommended 'kid lit' that helps parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read."
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."