The Book Whisperer
“ Miller, a sixth-grade language arts and social studies teacher and blogger, has enabled students of many different backgrounds to enjoy reading and to be good at it; her students regularly score high on the Texas standardized tests. Her approach is simple yet provocative: affirm the reader in every student, allow students to choose their own books, carve out extra reading time, model authentic reading behaviors, discard timeworn reading assignments such as book reports and comprehension worksheets, and develop a classroom library filled with high-interest books. Her students regularly read more than 40 books in a school year and leave her classroom with an appreciation and love of books and reading. Miller provides many tips for teachers and parents and includes a useful list of ultimate reading suggestions picked by her students. This outstanding contribution to the literature is highly recommended for teachers, parents, and others serving young students. “
Univ. of the Cumberlands Lib.,
Williamsburg, KY (Library Journal, March 15, 2009)
Welcome to the Bookwhisperer.com!
Welcome to The Book Whisperer website, which includes resources to help you inspire and motivate the young readers in your life. You can follow my ongoing blog, Twitter, and Facebook fan page updates or follow links to websites of outstanding teachers, librarians, and literacy leaders.
My favorite feature of the site is the book recommendation page, which contains a revolving list of outstanding children’s and young adult literature. This page updates weekly, so check back often for new book titles and reviews.
Beginning our read aloud of The One and Only Ivan today. I can't wait to share this special book with my students! 252 days ago
RT @nerdybookclub: #nerdybookclub Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time The Graphic Novel Adapted and Illustrated by Hope Larson Review. ... 252 days ago
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