I received a very fun package today...professional books! (Thank you Amazon Prime!!-I ordered these late Tuesday night!)
Lucy Calkins workshop in January, but I haven't read it yet.
I found the Making Thinking Visible book through this pin:
Which had the book! I really curious to see how this would work-I've skimmed a bit and it looks like an interesting read-heavier at times, but useful!
And, of course, I had to pick up Donalyn Miller's new book-I enjoyed The Book Whisperer and can't wait to see was she has to say! (Best part-I got it used! And fulfilled by Amazon!)
In addition to my new reads, there are some old reads that I will be going back to this summer.
I really want to map out my writing curriculum this summer- so I have some idea what is going on (I usually fly by the seat of my pants :), as well as giving the students a clear, logical writing instruction that builds upon itself.
You'll also notice a focus on Guided Reading. Most of my students are reading near or at a 4th grade level-so the strategies I learned to teach Guided Reading in the younger grades doesn't necessarily apply. I want to get a better handle on it, so I really feel like I am teaching the students rather than just going over a book with them.
Of course, I'll also be spending some time with this:
Now, there will be plenty of fun reading in there-I read voraciously, as well as fairly quickly, so I should have plenty of time to read everything! :)
What reads are on your list?
Smiles and Sunshine,