- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (March 16, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470372273
- ISBN-13: 978-0470372272
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 492 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[Starred review] 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.—Mark Bay, Univ. of the Cumberlands Lib., Williamsburg, KY (Library Journal, March 15, 2009)
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Now, after finishing the book in two days, I'm reminded of all the successes and failures of my previous English teachers and lamenting the day that reading became a chore for me. How many times have I said, "I wish I read more, but I just don't have time to read for fun"? What happened to the girl in seventh grade who, along with her posse of bookworms, almost received detention for reading library books on the playground instead of exercising or socializing (we fought back by bringing our own books and walking the playground perimeter as we read in our "book club"). I miss that girl. "The Book Whisperer" made me want to find her again.