Reading guru Donalyn Miller invited me to post anything I’d like to on her fantastic Edweek blog, “The Book Whisperer.” So I wrote about the Kardashians. Well, reading. Reading and the Kardashians.
Read it here.
And if you haven’t already, get a copy of her book by the same name: The Book Whisperer, which I think is one of the best written odes to teaching reading I may have ever read.
…and I’m not just saying that because I put Kardashians on her highly respected blog. I’d mean that sans Kardashians.
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fantastic guest post, Chris – love the humor and the wisdom!
Thanks! I hope it adds to conversations (and lightens the mood… Teaching and learning at its core is FUN!).