A couple of years ago, I was validated and inspired by Ms. Donalyn Miller’s The Book Whisperer. If you have not yet read this book, it is a must. Immediately after turning the last page, I went straight to my computer and tried to format and create an effective and explicit way to begin aContinue reading “Donalyn Miller: The Hero that Liberated Me”
Category Archives: Reader’s Notebook
40 Book Challenge
Donalyn Miller’s 40 Book Challenge Reader’s Notebook
I’ve gone back and forth on this and I have come to a final decision. So many teachers are out there trying to figure out the best ways to guide students to a love of reading and a desire for learning. In past posts, I have mentioned books I have read such as The BookContinue reading “Donalyn Miller’s 40 Book Challenge Reader’s Notebook”
Reader’s Notebook: 40 Book Challenge!
After much reading, researching, and deliberating, I have FINALLY decided on my reading incentive program for the year. I knew that I did NOT want anything to do with AR (Accelerated Reader). This program, while it has its benefits was not achieving my goal for the classroom, which has always been for students to loveContinue reading “Reader’s Notebook: 40 Book Challenge!”
What genre is this? Wait..what’s a genre?
The second week of school has come to a close for me, and I have to admit, I am pooped. The kids have been awesome. It’s just always an adjustment getting all your routines into place so everything takes A LOT longer than I planned. Note to self: Next year, try to plan less inContinue reading “What genre is this? Wait..what’s a genre?”