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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,723 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donalyn Miller Narrator: Sean Runnette, Hillary Huber Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Donalyn Miller is a dedicated teacher who says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. In The Book Whisperer, Miller takes us inside her sixth grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but unusual instructional approach. Rejecting book reports, comprehension worksheets, and other aspects of conventional instruction, Miller embraces giving students an individual choice in what they read, combined with a program for independent reading. She also focuses on building a classroom library of high-interest books, and above all on modeling appropriate and authentic reading behaviors. Her zeal for reading is infectious and inspiring, and the results speak for themselves. No matter how far behind Miller's students may be when they start out, they end up reading an average of forty books per year, achieving high scores on standardized tests, and internalizing a love for reading that lasts long after they've left her class.

Travel alongside the author as she leads her students to discover the ample rewards of reading and literature. Brought to life with Miller's passionate voice, The Book Whisperer will help teachers support students of all levels on their path to reading success. This book also includes a dynamite list of recommended kid lit to help parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katy Spiller | 2/16/2014

    " This book was so good that it makes me want to move back to Texas, with the hope of ever teaching with Donalyn Miller. Free choice reading is a critical component in developing a persons' love of reading. Doing away with assigned book units and letting kids choose what they want to read out of a specific, and possibly assigned, genre is the way to go. I found this book to be extremely inspirational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maureen | 2/14/2014

    " Took me a while to get through, but some interesting ideas how to encourage kids to read and set a positive example as an adult who reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Naomi Porter | 2/14/2014

    " Very insightful. Challenged my philosophy of reading philosophy. I'm excited to incorporate her ideas into my classroom! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jess | 2/11/2014

    " well-written, inspiring. most certainly worth a read for every educator. "

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About the Author
Author Donalyn Miller

Donalyn Miller is a sixth grade language arts teacher at Trinity Meadows Intermediate School in Keller, Texas, and was a finalist for 2010 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. She currently writes a blog, “The Book Whisperer,” for Education Week Teacher. Her articles about teaching literacy have appeared in publications such as Educational Leadership and the Washington Post.