Welcome

Welcome to Reading Literature for Future Teachers! Links above for syllabus and other jazz.

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Read

You'll have lots of choices with your book selections. Our goal will be to find books you like!

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Play

We'll read, make, share, and play in this class. Looking forward to reading ALL THE THINGS!

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Donalyn Miller is da bomb: Part 1

One main take-away I got from the first chapter is lack of time is the ultimate enemy of not only developing reading skills, but any skills at all. Instilling strong reading skills into the minds of children is an ever-growing emphasis in our education system. However, we as educators cannot expect to do so successfully

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Reading Wildly

The Miller text had many insightful ideas, one that really resonated with me was the idea that wild readers are those who incorporate reading into their personal identities. Those people who don’t have to think about reading, they just sit down and do it because its a normal part of their day or routine. Miller

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Making Reading a Priority

Chapter one from our text made me put some thought into how much time I’ve spent doing something unproductive. I definitely have the “all or nothing” mentality when nit comes to reading in the sense that if I don’t have an hour or two to dedicate to reading, I’m probably not going to do it.

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I Like Reading

I remember for a long time back in elementary school that I did not like to read. I would flip through the pages of the book without caring about the words on the page because I had yet to find anything interesting to me. My parents would read books everywhere they went which set a

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Creating Wild Readers

The first concept in this book that I resonated with is the quote by young adult author John Green which states that “reading forces you to be quiet in a world that no longer makes a place for that” (p. 6). I feel this is extremely relevant to society as we know it today. From

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Reading in the Wild

Based upon the reading by Donalyn Miller, I felt the importance of building strong, life-long readers within the classroom to hopefully encourage them to continue reading in the future. I really like what Miller said about “readers who incorporate reading into their lives along with everything else that interests them. Some of my favorite parts

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Reading for life!

My take away from the book so far is that we are teaching kids to read, but not teaching them to read for life and love reading. Donalyn Miller makes a great point that teacher’s care about students reading now, but not so much in the future, I thought that was really insightful. I also

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what a reader never told you

Donalyn Miller expressed what no one has ever really put into words. Everyone knows about reading and how many people have stopped reading. It is very true that as readers in a 4th grade class we were very dependent on our teacher to help us be encouraged and motivated to read. As I grew up

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The Blog About Miller Chapter One

When Miller described her daughter in the introduction, it reminded me of me in middle school as the Twilight series hit its peak of popularity.  However, I saw myself more in Miller predicting the likely future of her daughter’s friends.  The friends who will eventually grow up and stop reading for pleasure as life will

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Where the Wild Readers Are

I am absolutely taken away with Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller. To me, reading has always been something I loved, but never made time for. After reading this first chapter, I now want to go to the library and check out a few books to read in my spare time. I had never

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Phonoga-Bologna

I thought that the first chapter of Miller’s Reading in the Wild was amazingly well-written, and there were points put forth with which I enthusiastically agree. At the beginning of the chapter, Miller states that the endless “to-do” list of professional, personal, and familial obligations can make it difficult to fit in the proper time

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