Like many teachers, I can never seem to find time to read during the school year! I am dedicating some time this summer to read some books for professional development. I have heard awesome things about all of these and can’t wait to start reading them…poolside!
The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers By Jennifer Serralello
I received Jennifer’s first book “The Reading Strategies Book” as a part of a professional development series in my old school district so when I saw the new writing book I immediately wanted to add it to my Amazon cart. Writing is by far my least favorite subject to teach so I am hoping to learn some new strategies to make teaching writing a little less painful.
The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy in the Elementary Grades by Gail Boushey
I was nervous to implement Daily 5 in my third-grade classroom last year but I am SO excited to start it up with my kindergarten students in September. I hope by actually sitting down and reading the whole book this summer I will be able to start the year up with my kindergarten students ready to use Daily 5 to its fullest potential!
The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading by Jan Richardson
Guided Reading was the most intimidating thing I experienced as a third-grade teacher and I by no means feel like I am an expert leaving my first year of teaching. I am hoping to spend a lot of time revamping my guided reading instructional strategies and coming up with new creative ways to teach my kindergarten students in the fall.
What books are you planning to read this summer?