June 29, 2011

Book Whisperer Part 3

More insights from Donalyn Miller's The Book Whisperer

Chapter 5  Walk the Walk - Read every day to be the model your children need.

Two Types of Readers
Efferent - looking for information. Usually an outside to inside way of reading.
Aesthetic - looking for an experience. Usually an inside to outside approach.

Self-reflecting questions to ponder
What were your reading experiences as a child?
Were these positive or negative experiences for you?
Do you see yourself as a reader now?
How do you share your reading experiences - both current experiences and those from the past - with your students?
With which group of readers do identify with best? Underground readers, developing readers, or dormant readers?
Who have been your role models for reading?
List the last five books you have read.
How long did it take for you to read these books?
Which books were read for a job or for a school related purpose?
Which were read for pleasure?

My Reading Plan
1. Commit to a certain amount of time per day. 20 minutes
2. Choose books that are interesting to you.
3. Read more books for children.
4. Take recommendations from your students.
5. Investigate recommendations from industry sources - book lists
6.Create your own readers notebook.
7. Reflect on what you are reading.
8. Share your struggles.

Websites Miller recommended

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