Posts, Presentations, and Projects


Ed Week Book Whisperer Posts

How to Accelerate a Reader

Guess My Lexile

Building Up Your Book Muscle

You can find the archive of Donalyn’s Book Whisperer posts here.

Donalyn’s Nerdy Book Club Posts

My One in Particular by Donalyn Miller

Let My People Read

Guilt Trip: Accepting My Reading Slump

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (absolutely not) Reviewed by Donalyn Miller

Review Club

You can find the archive of Donalyn’s Nerdy Book Club posts here.

Guest Posts and interviews

Becoming a Classroom of Readers (ASCD)

Are Good Readers Born or Made? (Washington Post Answer Sheet)

What Are the Habits of Lifelong Readers, How Do We Instill Them? (BAM Radio Podcast with Larry Ferlazzo)


Slideshare Presentation Notes



The #bookaday hashtag began in the summer of 2009 for people who were part of a Book-Day-Challenge issued by Donalyn to share what we read during the challenge. It has expanded to be a regularly used hashtag with challenges issued over holiday and summer breaks.

See what books are being shared on Twitter with this hashtag in real time here.

Donalyn’s most recent post about the challenge is here.


#titletalk is an hour-long Twitter chat moderated by Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp on the last Sunday of every month beginning at  8 PM EST. The first half hour is spent on a literacy education topic; the second half hour is spent recommending titles. The second half is what has earned #titletalk the unofficial title of  “the most expensive thirty minutes” on Twitter.

Archives of all of the #titletalk chats can be found at


Donalyn Miller – along with Colby Sharp and Cindy Minnich – created the Nerdy Book Club website in December 2011 as the online home of the Nerdy Book Club Awards. It quickly grew to include daily posts that shared and promoted a love of reading – especially a love of reading books for children and young adults.

You can read all of the posts and see the winners of the Nerdy Book Club Awards at

5 responses to “Posts, Presentations, and Projects

  1. About a year and a half ago, you turned my career upside down.
    The culture of readers that you’ve empowered me to create is miraculous! THANK YOU!

  2. Thank you, Jodi! I am glad that you are happy with the changes you have made for your students and you!

  3. @AnnMaireWeber05

    Reading your book for the second time. I am trying to figure out how to use your ideas in a flipped classroom as I will be teaching reading and English during a 40 minute period as well as a 40 minute period of Religion to 6, 7 and 8. Oh and for fun, yearbook and Speech. My question is where can I find daily reading lessons as this will be the first time I will have permission to teach reading this way. Thank you for the inspiration you instill in all of us.

  4. martie piechowski

    Wondering how you’ve managed to put picture books into your library? I only have one of each, maybe two of a specific author, so it makes it hard to create book boxes accordingly.

  5. Vegas in Kentucky

    I am a special education teacher. I work with students that read on a kindergarten and first grade level, in the 5th grade. We just read your book in a masters class I am taking. It was loved by my group and we are amazed with your passion and are planning to implement your strategies this fall. I was wondering if any of your students were developing special education recipients? If yes, how did you address the developing readers, if not, how would you address developing readers? I am needing help in understanding how I can apply your amazing concepts to my students.

    Thank you