The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child
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... show more
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.
Publish date: March 16th 2009
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
This book didn't have as much impact on me as "Reading in the Wild" did. I wonder if that is because of the order I read them in? I also didn't think there were as many practical tips for me to take out of this book. However, if you are a teacher who does not enjoy reading yourself or a teacher ...
Why is it that kids have fallen out of love with reading? Is it because of video games or TV ....or is because they have never been given the chance to learn how to appreciate the art of reading? Has standardized testing and programs like Accelerated reading sucked all the fun of books out of today'...
I will definitely be buying a copy to keep in my classroom. This is a must-read for teachers, especially English language arts teachers!
I have the problem of a 4th grade son, who reads voraciously, but is hard to find books for. And while his comprehension is well above grade level, his emotional maturity is well behind, so he is in no way ready for books aimed at middle school students.I have the glorious problem of also having a ...
Reading this book reminded me of a couple of things:1) I really miss teaching, and need to get back to it2) If a teacher knows what she's doing, kids can achieve pretty much anything3) Nobody understands teaching reading like an avid reader. (I don't think you can do it any other way)And Miller is,...