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4.93 out of 54.93 out of 54.93 out of 54.93 out of 54.93 out of 5 4.93 (27 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: February 2012 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 Jess | 2/11/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra | 2/3/2014

    " This book was inspirational and I would read recommend it to my teacher friends and reading specialist friends. A lifelong love of reading is what I wanted to give my young students and what I hope to inspire in the future as a reading specialist working with teachers and students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Crawford | 1/31/2014

    " This book makes me want to teach reading language arts! I agree with so much of what the author says about how students become readers that a part of me does wish I could have my own classroom to really grow readers on a daily basis. Instead, I will continue to do it from the library. The only thing I didn't appreciate was how underused the school library seemed to be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Poffenbarger | 1/19/2014

    " The best teaching book that I have ever read. Every teacher should be required to read this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 1/18/2014

    " Amazing. I wish more teachers would read this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Huff | 1/18/2014

    " Okay...so I am a Home School Mom...so I often find myself looking for great books on what has worked for amazing teachers. Those teachers that think outside the box to INSPIRE kids! This book is great stuff! I have "accidentally" checked this book out twice. Both times I read the entire thing! I have a soon to be 3rd grader...and this book is based on a 6th grade class. However, this time around it has inspired me to focus on creating a love of reading at this level for my 8 year old this year! I can not wait to dive in and help her find her fave genre! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yamina_b | 1/18/2014

    " Every teachers must read this amazing book. Students deserves it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith Scoggins | 12/24/2013

    " Excellent book! Every teacher should read this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Krebs | 12/17/2013

    " I am totally changing my reading program in the fall based on this book and Nancie Atwell's The Reading Zone. I'm very excited to have someone to point to, quote, and will show what I believe. Thanks, Donalyn! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Jacobini | 12/3/2013

    " So inspiring. I wish I could give this book to every parent and every teacher I know. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Hornberger | 11/20/2013

    " I think Donalyn Miller is my soulmate- seriously. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelley | 11/14/2013

    " One of the best professional books I've read in the past five years. While I am not teaching in the classroom, I am going to try implementatin some of Miller's ideas into my library classes, especially for my 3rd and 4th graders. Fantatstic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 11/10/2013

    " Loved it! It is perfect for any teacher who loves to read herself and wants her students to love it too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ann | 7/22/2013

    " This teacher is ideal for sixth grade, fifth and on up! This is what I needed when I was still in the classroom. If only we could inoculate our reading teachers with her wisdom and experience! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Fryland | 7/13/2013

    " Love it! Devoured this book. Highly motivating to a reading teacher! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea Koenig | 4/10/2013

    " This is a must read for all teachers. It makes me excited about going back to school next month. I hope to instill a love of reading in my students just like Donalyn Miller did with hers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ericka Fluellen | 3/22/2013

    " This book was an easy read. The author's voice was clear and strong throughout the book. Now I better understand the vantage point of my students who do not "naturally" love books. It awakened my inner reader and I hope to use the ideas to awaken the inner reader in all my students! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Mcmurtrey | 2/27/2013

    " Totally the teacher I want to be. Donalyn is my new hero! I agree with everything she thinks about the way to get students (and your own kids!) to love to read. Totally changed my classroom around in less than two weeks. My goal is to meet her someday and thank her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 2/11/2013

    " The examples and solid message that choice in reading, and time to read, are the key factors in creating great, lifelong readers are worth 5 stars. At some points it's a bit repetitive, but then, since few schools or reformers seem to understand this core message, repetition is a good thing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K.Butler | 12/13/2012

    " Changed my life!!! And my class!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelseakunkel | 8/11/2012

    " This book talks about the importance of high interest, high volume reading for students. I had the opportunity to meet this amazing author and I can only hope that one day I can get my kids to be as "crazy" about reading as she has. :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Buffie | 8/5/2012

    " Couldn't put it down! She's in the business of teaching the love of reading and we all would reap the rewards by following in her footsteps. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 3/22/2012

    " A must read for any teacher- future/ current! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Condliffe | 3/20/2012

    " Love this book, totally changed how I teach literacy in my classroom. I read it every year just to remind myself of how reading should be taught. "

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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.