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Monday, October 6, 2014

The Book Whisperer - Chapter 3

This week is Chapter 3 of our book study on "The Book Whisperer" by Donalyn Miller. 


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If you don't have the book already,  you can grab it here.  It's not too late to join in.




The third chapter talks about different places to read and how to find "reading" time.

I read at the doctor's office, while I'm in the car,  waiting in the ER (you could be there forever), and at hockey practice.

Where could you find time at school?

  In the morning when children are coming in, waiting in line for picture day,  rainy day recess or any time that is "wasted" time.

  Where do you have "wasted" time?

Where is the strangest place you have read?  I love the idea of making comfortable, unusual areas in the classroom to read.

I've had these chairs in my class before:


Beanbag chairs are awesome and come in so many shapes and sizes.


We have lots of sensory seat cushions.  Children can take them to "just the right spot".
I love the idea of using a laundry basket.  Add a few pillows and you have an instant cozy reading spot.

I hope I've given you a few ideas to make reading fun.

You can find more thoughts on Chapter 3 on the blogs below.



4 Notes:

Barbara said...

One idea I saw for a cozy reading spot is upside down desk chairs with a pillow in place. You can sort of lounge back on an angle. Looked comfy but keep forgetting to introduce the idea to my own class :)

Angela Gatt said...

Lots of great spaces to read. Last year, I had a carpet in my room and lots of space for cozy chairs. This year, my classroom is quite a bit tighter and I'm struggling with not having a cozy spot. Some of these ideas might work though.:)

Linda Vallee said...

I have a rocking chair in my classroom and my students love it! I never thought of a laundry basket though, very interesting.

Sandi said...

I saw a picture of a classroom with an old claw foot tub filled with pillows as a reading area. So cool.