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The Book Whisperer Audiobook

The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

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Publisher's Summary

Donalyn Miller is a dedicated teacher who says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. In The Book Whisperer, Miller takes us inside her sixth grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but unusual instructional approach. Rejecting book reports, comprehension worksheets, and other aspects of conventional instruction, Miller embraces giving students an individual choice in what they read, combined with a program for independent reading. She also focuses on building a classroom library of high-interest books, and above all on modeling appropriate and authentic reading behaviors. Her zeal for reading is infectious and inspiring, and the results speak for themselves. No matter how far behind Miller's students may be when they start out, they end up reading an average of forty books per year, achieving high scores on standardized tests, and internalizing a love for reading that lasts long after they've left her class.

Travel alongside the author as she leads her students to discover the ample rewards of reading and literature. Brought to life with Miller's passionate voice, The Book Whisperer will help teachers support students of all levels on their path to reading success. This book also includes a dynamite list of recommended "kid lit" to help parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2009 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"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." (Library Journal)

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    lexxie 13/09/2015
    lexxie 13/09/2015 Member Since 2011
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    I am not a teacher but I wanted to listen to this book to help me to encourage my 12 year old reluctant reader. Full of good ideas, I am so glad I took the time.

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  • SES
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    31/03/12
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    Would you try another book from Donalyn Miller and/or Sean Runnette and Hillary Huber ?

    I would try another from Miller but Huber's narration left a lot to be desired.


    Would you recommend The Book Whisperer to your friends? Why or why not?

    Teachers of reading may be interested or at least those who are inclined to be creative with their classrooms and give their students a space for freedom of reading.


    What didn’t you like about Sean Runnette and Hillary Huber ’s performance?

    Runnette wasn't bad. It was Huber whose performance sounded almost robotic at times. If I wanted a robotic performance I would have bought a Kindle ebook and then allow the device to read to me.


    Was The Book Whisperer worth the listening time?

    Definitely.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Hannah Fowler
    09/06/13
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    "Do You Want to Inspire Kids to Be Readers?"
    If you could sum up The Book Whisperer in three words, what would they be?

    Powerful-Reading-Motivation!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Book Whisperer?

    The author made a very strong case that reading books we love creates readers. This fundamentally changed how my classroom operated. I saw the evidence that even my "low" students could become glued to the pages of a book they chose. The day that one of my struggling students handed me a page and said, "Read this, Mrs. K., isn't it just about the saddest thing you ever read?" was a day that I knew without a doubt that Donalyn Miller's insights were spot on.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sara Kovach
    West Virginia
    23/06/16
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    "Huge Motivator"

    This is a must-read for ALL teachers. We definitely need to allow our students the opportunity to and pleasure of reading something they want to read. I am a firm believer that people who hate to read just haven't found the right book!

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  • Marta M. Rossi
    São Paulo, Brazil
    12/02/16
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    "Amazing audiobook."

    Donalyn teaches us to share the love of reading. I love this audio, I read the book before.

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  • Renee'
    29/07/15
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    "Must Read"

    A MUST read for every teacher who teaches reading, it doesn't matter if you are have one year of experience or 30 years as a teacher!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Thomley
    Wisconsin
    25/02/15
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    "A must listen to book for every teacher."

    The message is clear and profound. If we expect students to become proficient readers we must give them time to do it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Quigley
    20/01/15
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    "Bucking the system"

    This book asks teachers to really look at their practice to see if it is benefitting students. Quick read. Worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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