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The Book Whisperer Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child



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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.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
There and Back Againp. 7
Everybody Is a Readerp. 19
Whisper Student Surveysp. 39
There's a Time and a Placep. 47
Reading Freedomp. 69
Whisper Reader's Notebooksp. 99
Walking the Walkp. 103
Cutting the Teacher Stringsp. 119
Whisper End-of-Year Evaluationsp. 153
Letting Gop. 159
Afterword, by Ron D. Myers, Principalp. 179
The Care and Feeding of a Classroom Libraryp. 183
Ultimate Library Listp. 193
Student Formsp. 201
Referencesp. 213
Indexp. 216
Acknowledgmentsp. 225
About the Authorp. 228
About the Sponsorp. 228
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