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Book Whisperer Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

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ISBN-10: 0470372273

ISBN-13: 9780470372272

Edition: 2009

Authors: Donalyn Miller, Jeff Anderson, Miller

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Known for her popular blog, "The Book Whisperer," Donalyn Miller is a dedicated teacher who says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. Her approach, however, is not conventional. Miller dispenses with the more traditional reading instruction of book reports and comprehension worksheets in favor of embracing students' choices in books and independent reading. Her zeal for reading is infections and inspiring --and the results are remarkable. No matter how far behind Miller's students may be when they enter her 6th grade classroom, her students read an average of 40 books a year, achieve high scores on standardized tests, and internalize a love for books and 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. Her secrets include: Affirming the reader in every student Supporting students' reading choices Carving out extra reading time Modeling authentic reading behaviors Discarding time-worn reading assisgnments Developing a classroom library with high-interest booksRich with classroom examples and practical advice and stitched together with the thread of Miller's passionate voice, this book will help teachers support students of all levels on their path to reading success and points a way out of the nation's literacy crisis. The book also includes an invaluable list of books that students most enjoy reading.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Donalyn Miller (Bedford, TX) teaches 6th grade language arts and social studies at Trinity Meadows Intermediate School in Keller, Texas. Her popular blog, "The Book Whisperer," is hosted by teachermagazine.org

Foreword
Introduction
There and Back Again
Everybody Is a Reader
Whisper Student Surveys
There's a Time and a Place
Reading Freedom
Whisper Reader's Notebooks
Walking the Walk
Cutting the Teacher Strings
Whisper End-of-Year Evaluations
Letting Go
Afterword, by Ron D. Myers, Principal
The Care and Feeding of a Classroom Library
Ultimate Library List
Student Forms
References
Index
Acknowledgments
About the Author
About the Sponsor