Course Description

This course takes an in-depth look at powerful yet unconventional instructional reading approaches. The author discards book reports, comprehension worksheets, and other aspects of conventional instruction. The author gives students individual choice in what they read combined with an independent reading program. Building a classroom library of high-interest books, and modeling appropriate and authentic reading behaviors are essentials of developing motivated readers. Using this approach, students read more, achieve high scores on standardized tests, and internalize a love for reading. This course helps teachers to support students of all levels on their path to reading success. It also includes a comprehensive list of books students love most, enabling students to discover the rewards of reading and literature. For grades 3 and up.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.

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Section Title
Book Study: The Book Whisperer-Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $305.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller, Jossey-Bass, ISBN: 978-0470372272

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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