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Donalyn Miller

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Donalyn Miller has worked with a variety of upper elementary and middle school students and currently teaches fifth grade at O.A. Peterson Elementary in Forth Worth, Texas. In her popular book, The Book Whisperer, Donalyn reflects on her journey to become a reading teacher and describes how she inspires and motivates her middle school students to read 40 or more books a year. In her latest book, Reading in the Wild, Donalyn collects responses from 900 adult readers and uses this information to teach lifelong reading habits to her students. Donalyn currently facilitates the community blog, The Nerdy Book Club and co-writes a monthly column for Scholastic’s Principal-to-Principal Newsletter. Her articles about teaching and reading have appear...more


I know I owe you an e-mail response. Looking at my inboxes, it appears I owe the world an e-mail. It’s not that I don’t want to respond. I do care, but if I give as much time to answering my e-mail as it demands, I would never read, write, or talk to my family and friends, again. Yes, I could have answered your e-mail instead of writing this blog post. I could let g-mail consume me and never ag...

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A fascinating description of Hip-Hop's origins and one the first well-known DJs, Kool Herc.
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Creative and beautiful illustrations, but the text didn't reveal much about Frida Kahlo. Consider reading the author's note with children before reading the abstract picture book text.
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Instant classic. Charming characters, fun story, and playful illustrations launch a perfect series for growing readers.
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Teaching older kids, I've missed out on some great books for younger kids now that our daughters are grown. This was my first Mercy Watson book and I loved it--funny with an old-fashioned charm and style. I can't wait to share Mercy with my granddaug...more
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“Reading changes your life. Reading unlocks worlds unknown or forgotten, taking travelers around the world and through time. Reading helps you escape the confines of school and pursue your own education. Through characters – the saints and the sinners, real or imagined – reading shows you how to be a better human being.”
Donalyn Miller, The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

“Books are love letters (or apologies) passed between us, adding a layer of conversation beyond our spoken words.”
Donalyn Miller, The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

“I believe that this corporate machinery of scripted programs, comprehension worksheets (reproducibles, handouts, printables, whatever you want to call them), computer-based incentive packages, and test practice curriculum facilitates a solid bottom-line for the companies that sell them, and give schools proof they can point to that they are using every available resource to teach reading, but these efforts are doomed to fail a large number of students because they leave out the most important factor. When you take a forklift and shovel off the programs, underneath it all is a child reading a book.”
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“In a very real sense, people who have read good literature
have lived more than people who cannot or will not read.
It is not true that we have only one life to lead; if we can read,
we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.

S.I. Hayakawa

“The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours”
Alan Bennett, The History Boys: The Film

“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

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message 4: by C.J.

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Hello Donalyn,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ


Sandra Thanks for friending me Ms. Miller!


Zoe Kay Oh. My. Gosh!!!
MRS. MILLER!!!
I miss you so much!
I want to come see you soon! How is your class this year? I mean, other than being second best to our class last year, duuh. (:
By the way, I'm in serious need of a good book, any recommendations?

Love,
Your biggest fan. (:


message 1: by Bryan

Bryan N MRS.MILLER IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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