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I can't believe I have ONE chapter left after this one! This has been an amazing book that really has transformed my way of thinking about the reading component in my classroom. I really encourage everyone to get their own copy and read it. It's an easy read, and very thought provoking. I bet it'll change the way you teach reading in your classroom!
Cutting the Teacher Strings
So this is it for me. No more comprehension tests, no more forced book reports, no more reading logs. I can teach what I have to teach while students read what they want to read.
Developing readers don't need more reading strategies to help them. They need to read. What's the point of throwing more strategies at them that is simply taking away from reading time? Plus, have you ever noticed how students can recite to you what the reading strategies are and yet they don't always apply them?
So what am I going to do instead? Miller lists so many alternative ideas that are fantastic! I've also thought of a few myself (look for new blog posts soon!)
I'm actually really looking forward to implementing these changes in my classroom!
Are you ready for this week's freebie? Make sure to grab it because NEXT Monday, I am taking them all down and releasing an amazing HUGE file that will help you implement everything that I have learned from this book.
This week, I am offering a rubric for grades 4-8 for a book review.
Enjoy and see you next week for the final chapter of The Book Whisperer!
Read Chapter 7