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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Book Review: The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller

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When I came across the The Book Whisperer:Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller I just knew I had to read this. I was not disappointed. This was such an inspiring book.

Donnalyn Miller tells her story about how she learned she pass along a love of learning to her students. As a new teacher, she diligently prepared a unit for one of her favorite books only to find out her students did not respond. After a couple of years of trial and error she found how to present books to her students and how to encourage them to read.

This book is a education book for classroom style teachers. However, the presentation makes it an enjoyable read. Not only does the author share her experiences, but covers educational topics such as type of readers, conditions for learning, assessment tests and traditional methods of presenting reading. Through out these topics she shares ideas that has worked in her classroom and how she has implemented them.

My only fault with this book is that it is written to teachers. As a home school mom, I would love to see a book written to parents and how to implement this in your home with different aged kids. I found The Book Whisperer a great book and has provoked a lot of thought for reading in our home.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting and inspiring. Thanks for the review!

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