The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

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Scholastic, Incorporated, 2011 - Children - 227 pages
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From the Publisher: 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.

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User Review  - aharey - LibraryThing

There are few professional books about reading that I feel should be required reading for any beginning reading teachers. This is one of those few. How I wish that every reading classroom across ... Read full review

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

I read this about five months ago and forgot to review it, so please forgive me if anything is misspoke. Miller is one of my mother's favorite educational guru's. In this book, she intersperses ... Read full review

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