The Book Whisperer Guest Post: What The Kardashians Taught Me About Reading Instruction (No, For Real)

9 Sep

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.

6 Responses to “The Book Whisperer Guest Post: What The Kardashians Taught Me About Reading Instruction (No, For Real)”

  1. Melissa Taylor @imaginationsoup September 10, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    fantastic guest post, Chris – love the humor and the wisdom!

    • Chris Lehman September 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

      Thanks! I hope it adds to conversations (and lightens the mood… Teaching and learning at its core is FUN!).

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