Donalyn Miller discusses her recent reading rut and how she motivates herself and her students to read out of their comfort zones.


Donalyn Miller has 60 boys in her classes this year-- all enthusiastic about reading. In this week's post, The Book Whisperer shares what motivates her boys to read.


The Book Whisperer meets the world's largest English department.


In observance of Banned Book Week, the Book Whisperer offers advice and resources for preventing book challenges in the classroom.


CCSSI released its first draft of proposed national standards.


Looking for tips and resources on how to inspire readers? Read my recent Wire Side Chat with Education World, which posted today....


Following up on my last post, Nancie Atwell, author of In the Middle and The Reading Zone and reading workshop queen, responds to the August 30th New York Times article, "A New Assignment: Pick Books You Like". In this video statement, Atwell addresses many of the myths about reading workshop and allowing students to choose their own books to read....


On Friday, PBS aired the final episode of Reading Rainbow, the landmark television show that invited a generation of children into the adventurous world of reading and books. While #savereadingrainbow climbed up Friday’s hashtag rankings on Twitter, my new students happily shared their favorite early childhood books— treasured titles like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Stellaluna, books which, incidentally, appeared on past episodes of the Emmy-winning show. Claiming that “research has shown that teaching children the mechanics of reading should be the network’s priority,” vice president for children’s programming at PBS, Linda Simensky, implies ...


Chatting with Mark Blevis from Just One More Book, discussing the need for reading time, read alouds, and funding for libraries and books.


My recent radio chat with Dr. Patricia Anderson from Parenting: A Field Guide aired today. Download the podcast and enjoy our discussion about books, children, and reading....


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