Sunday, December 29, 2013

Must Reads for Reading Teachers

Every Reading Teacher Must Read this Book!

In the book, The Book Whisperer, Donalyn Miller reflects on her journey to become a reading teacher and describes how she inspires and motivates her middle school students to read 40 or more books a year. This book will inspire and motivate you to give time to your students to choose books and read the great stories written by talented writers.  Your students will begin to travel back and forth to school with a book in their backpack.  They will begin to talk about the stories they read and classmates will ask if they can read 'that book' after them.  Donalyn's teaching practices in reading are both courageous and contagious.  She understands the importance of reading real books and creating a reading-writing community in her classroom.  Read the book!

 Donalyn currently facilitates the community blog, The Nerdy Book Club and co-writes a monthly column for Scholastic’s Principal-to-Principal Newsletter. Her articles about teaching and reading have appeared in publications such as The Reading TeacherEducational Leadership and The Washington Post.

I am presently reading her latest book, Reading in the Wild, where she has collected responses from 900 adult readers and uses this information to teach lifelong reading habits to her students.  Click on the YouTube below to learn more about this wonderful book by Donalyn Miller.  






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