ROE13Apple BlueRon Daniels, Regional Superintendent
Regional Office of Education #13


The Book Whisperer by Donna Miller
A Book Study

Dates:   June 1, 2021 through June 25, 2021
Location: Google Meets! Participants will receive a link to join the book study.
Credit: Eight Clock Hours
Fee: Free for Curriculum Cooperative Members
$50 for Non-Coop and Out-of-District
Facilitator: Crystal Drenner

Teaching reading is a challenge for any teacher, even a reading specialist. Reading is the foundation to many things in a student's academic life. If they don't have the foundation for reading, students start to fail and fall behind with everything. As a teacher, we want to instill reading as a passion for students.

Description from Amazon website:
Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her sixth grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books per year. Miller's unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring. The book includes a dynamite list of recommended "kid lit" that helps parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.
Participants will need to purchase or borrow the book. Each week, participants will share one thing from the reading and be able to reply to other participants through the use of Google Classroom. An optional Google Meets will be held each Friday from 9:30 a.m to 10:00 for discussion. A choice board will be provided at the end of the book study. All readings and choice board topics must be completed by June 25th to receive credit hours.
Prerequisite: Make sure your Google for Education Administration has enabled the setting for you to be able to join Google Classroom outside your school domain.
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