Hi all! As many of you know, I'm very excited about the new book by Donalyn Miller called The Book Whisperer
! It really is an ENJOYABLE read and I would LOVE to get some discussions going on it. I'm only about 1/3 way through (been too busy to even THINK lately!), but I already have one question for you all.
What about your whole class novel units? Sounds like Donalyn is saying to abandon them.
Hmmm... I'm not quite sure I'm ready to do that. BUT I do mine a little different--no reading outside of class. We LISTEN to the audio book on my iPod while following along with it (every kid has own copy) in class. They STILL get time to read their own books, then, too. I will keep reading, but I really think that the way I handle this whole class novel works well for me. I don't think I'm willing to give it up just yet.