Slice of Life: Finding Time to Read

I can remember giving my days (and often my nights) over to books when I was a child and teenager. I read in great gulps, bingeing on books. When I found myself in a good book, I would shut out the rest of the world, shunning friends, family, and often sleep, in order to read.…

Reading in the Wild: Self-Selected Reading

Writing about her own and her husband’s reading lives, Donalyn Miller notes, “We rarely read a book that we don’t enjoy or at least appreciate”–and that’s because she and her husband have developed a trusted set of criteria for choosing books. Miller argues that teachers need to support students in developing their own system because…