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Monday, October 13, 2014

The Book Whisperer - Chapter 4

This week is Chapter 4 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 fourth chapter is all about reading freedom.  

It is so important to allow children to make choices about what they read and Miller makes it a point in her classroom to put the kids in the drivers seat.

Miller also states that she has a 40 book reading requirement in her class.  Have you ever 40 books in one year?  Do you think it's too much?

I loved "The Right of the Reader" that Miller quoted in her book.

Several of these hit home with me, like number 2.  I'm an avid reader and I'm always skipping pages.  I don't really like pages and pages of descriptions of scenery.  I prefer to just get on with the story, so I will often skip those pages.

Which of these points describe you?

Don't forget to check out the other blogs with thoughts on Chapter 4.


Barbara said...

It took me a long time to feel comfortable with #3. I figured that somehow it was wrong to quit a book. But now I do if I'm not enjoying it. There are too many great books in the world to waste time on one that isn't grabbing you:)

Sandi said...

I have been known to skip pages of scenery description. Or jump to the end and then back to where I was. Nice to have "permission" to do all these things!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding me of the "rights of a reader" again. I need to share this with my students.

Unknown said...

I skip pages ALL the time! Like you, scenery description bores me (especially considering most of the time, I create it in my head). I also read ahead sometimes, just because I'm so excited to know what's coming up! lol

Room 214-Ms. Wenzel's Blog said...

Igniting a passion for reading-wonderful chapter in this book. Smiles and stop by anytime!