Miller chapter 3

The thing--it's tiny, really, but it's what I latched onto--that I noticed in this chapter was the section about being embarrassed to read in public.  This is something that I've noticed as both a child and an adult.  Many people feel that if you're reading in public, something other than a newspaper, then you're free… Continue reading Miller chapter 3


Miller, part two

Some more observations on Chapter One: Miller is talking about literacy sponsors without actually using any of the terms.  She is herself acting as a literacy sponsor for her students, and one could make the case that Reading in the Wild is a handbook for future teachers (and current teachers) to become literacy sponsors for… Continue reading Miller, part two

some things that jumped out in the Miller reading

1 She's referencing Douglas Adams--win! 2 Validation of a reader's choices in terms of genre & book choice--yes, please!  At least one of my sisters is still bitter that the things she liked to read outside of school were never considered "real" books or "real" literature.  This is a thing.  This is so completely a… Continue reading some things that jumped out in the Miller reading