Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Book Trailer Premiere: Reading in the Wild

I am THRILLED to premiere the book trailer for Donalyn Miller's phenomenal, thought-provoking, and inspiring book, Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading HabitsMy fluorescent yellow highlighter nearly ran out of juice while reading it. I had to stop myself from underlining and highlighting every sentence. 

I spent the past hour re-reading the highlighted passages. I wish I could share the following passages with every teacher, librarian, and parent.


* "On the surface, reading seems like a passive act, but living a reading life requires some commitment.

* "I want my students to see reading as something that they do--not something remarkable or rare." 

* "Our children shouldn't have to wait for adulthood to become wild readers. For many, it will be too late." 

* "The more we know about books and our individual students, the better support we can provide." 

* "The most effective reading teachers are teachers who read." 

* "When we lead students to great works, we offer them a transformative experience, but only the readers themselves can define how reading a text affects them." 

* "What children read shapes the men and women they will become, but what I want most for my students is the discovery that reading is a well that never runs dry." 

* "When we tell students they can't reread a book they love, we put our goals in front of theirs." 
                             

Thank you, Donalyn, for being an amazing colleague, mentor, epicenter reader, and lifelong friend. 




I am giving away one copy of Reading in the Wild

Rules for the Giveaway 

1. The giveaway will run from 11/5 to 11:59 p.m. on 11/7. 

2. You must be at least 13. 

3. Please pay it forward. 

12 comments:

  1. This sounds brilliant! I'm passing this on to my teacher daughter-in-law, and her principal mom :)

    It was also so nice to see/hear Donalyn :) Now she's more than just an avatar on Twitter :)
    (Donna/WriterSideUp)

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  2. YAY!!! Love that you are giving a copy away. I've already got one so I'm not putting my name in the hat - but I did send the link to all of my students! - Kristin

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  3. I have The Book Whisperer on my Amazon wish list. I haven't even seen this one yet! Looks great!

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  4. My school district has a Book Whisperer Club composed of administrators, teachers, librarians, parents, grandparents. We read 4th and 5th grade novels. Our December read is Reading in the Wild. Can' t wait to get my copy and then to hear the discussion.

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  5. Love the Book Whisperer and can't wait to read this!

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  6. Such important thoughts to keep in mind. Thank you for this, Mr. Schu. I particularly liked the first quote!

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