Want to join in the fun? We Read, We Blog, We Teach has a new book study this summer on The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller.
This week focused on Chapter 1 There and Back Again where Miller explains how her first year of teaching did not go as planned when her students did not embrace the novel studies with the enthusiasm she had expected. This led her on a journey to discover how to better engage them in the reading process and along the way reminded her of her own love of books and reading as a child.
Miller states, “Reading is both a cognitive and an emotional journey. I discovered that it was my job as a teacher to equip the travelers, teach them how to read a map, and show them what to do when they get lost, but ultimately, the journey is theirs alone.” (p.16)
I love this visual!