Summer!! A time for teachers to relax, recharge, and rejuvenate. But like most teachers, for me it is also a time for me to work on my craft. Build my skills. Find new ideas. Stoke the fire again for my passion.
I thought I would share some professional resources that you might like. Some are books I've already read, some are books I have to be read and some I am wanting to read.
I am hearing a lot of buzz about this book! I am really thinking I need this one. Have you read this one? Did you find it helpful?
I have this book and it's been waiting on me to find the time to get to it. I am excited about it. I really enjoyed Donalyn Miller's other book, The Book Whisperer. Great ideas so I have high hopes for this one too!
I love this book! I read an older edition several years ago and the ideas just seems to be so obvious to me that they work. Pat Cunningham and Richard Allington really know their stuff!
This book is a must read if you are needing to improve your students' fluency. Great ideas from Timothy Rasinski, the fluency guru! He describes how to do repeated readings in this book. I did this activity for my action research for my master's degree and I tell you it works so well!! The BEST way to improve struggling reader's fluency!
Our school used Teach Like a Pirate for our book study this year. This book may motivate you and cause you to look for more ways to engage your students in class.
Okay, it's your turn! What will YOU be reading this summer to build and strengthen your craft of teaching?? I would LOVE to know!