Book Reviews

Book Reviews for Kids

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Book Reviews for Teachers

Here’s my first book recommendation for teachers.

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The Book Whisperer. (Donalyn Miller)
This book serves as serious reinforcement for teachers who know, through experience and intuition, that kids need to be reading… a lot. Giving students the gift of time to read is how they become strong readers. (who, incidentally, score well on standardized tests) Strong readers are more likely to have reading lives that change who they become… by expanding what they know of the world and what they know of themselves. I appreciated her message and would love to get this one into the hands of as many teachers as possible. I look forward to reading her second book, Reading in the Wild.