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The Book Whisperer
I've read a new book recently. After much peer pressure from my colleagues, Mrs. Forsman and Mrs. Caldwell, I've read "The Book Whisperer." The main concept behind the beliefs of "The Book Whisperer" is that students get lots of independent reading time. In the end, making better readers is what we want. Practice makes perfect, and more reading should make a better reader. Also important, is the idea that we change the view of our students concerning reading. Reading should be a lifelong endeavor. It should not be something at school that you do from 9:00 to 10:00 each day. We want them to read all the time, everywhere. To do this we must teach, show, and model that it is important. Make sure there is time for independent reading, allow free choice of literature, allow students to quit reading a book that is not interesting or too difficult to read, even if it is "in their level." This book keeps reminding the teacher to let students choose literature just as we do. Support them in their choices and let them make their own conclusions. Show them you value books by reading and sharing what you read, good or bad. What do you think? If you are a student in my class this year, tell us how it feels reading this way. We've been doing it for a week now. How do you like it?
Article posted January 24, 2011 at 10:13 PM •
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THIS BOOK LOOKS INTERESTING BUT I NEED TO FINISH THE SEVETH TOWER BOOKS FIST BY THE WAT INJOYING THEM SO MUCH AFTER THE SECONT ONE ILL READ THEM ALL!!!!
Comment Posted on December 21, 2011 at 08:02 PM by
OMG!! Im reading a book right know callled the doughters. Its about 3 famos doughters of vary famos people I reacomend it to you guys
Comment Posted on February 9, 2011 at 06:59 PM by
I love reading but I think we need alot more time reading we should use the last hour of the day to read also.
Comment Posted on February 3, 2011 at 02:03 PM by
well some times i don like it but most the times i do so ya
Comment Posted on February 3, 2011 at 01:54 PM by
I think reading is THE BEST thing for everyone to do but we need alot more reading time
Comment Posted on February 2, 2011 at 12:31 PM by
it looks like a good book to read what is the ar level.
Comment Posted on February 2, 2011 at 12:28 PM by
I really like what we have been doingI realy think that people need more time to read just like us.
Comment Posted on February 2, 2011 at 12:27 PM by
i think that you are a very good teacher and you could of made that desision all by your self.
Comment Posted on February 2, 2011 at 12:26 PM by
it looks like a good book.
Comment Posted on February 2, 2011 at 12:25 PM by
for the book shareing i dont really care about it
Comment Posted on February 2, 2011 at 12:24 PM by
OMG!! i read a book to. I read dork dairies books.
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