SUMMER READS FOR TEACHERS | Peace, Love, and First Grade


Hi, everyone!

Earlier this week, I posted 8 books I plan to read this summer.

For pleasure.

Today I'm sharing 8 professional books I plan to read! 

A few of these are re-reads for me, but all of them are awesome!

Here we go!

No More, "I'm Done!" by Jennifer Jacobson
This is a re-read for me.
 I love the way Jennifer sets up her classroom for writing success!
 If you are looking for ideas to jump-start your Writer's Workshop, here you go!

The Daily 5 by Gail Bushy & Joan Moser
My summer started over a week ago, and I've already read this one. 
I love the way The Sisters share the changes they have made
 over the past several years. 
They also include a chapter on Math Daily 3. 
The Sisters are two smart girls!

UNSHAKEABLE by Angela Watson
UNSHAKEABLE was written by my sweet friend, 
Angela from The Cornerstone for Teachers. 
Angela knows a thing or two about positive energy
 and encouragement for educators. 
Her blog posts and podcasts motivate teachers to live their best lives
 and believe in what they are doing. 
For those days when you feel you are just going through the motions, UNSHAKEABLE will bring you back!

Growing Readers by Kathy Collins
This is a re-read for me, too. 
It's one of those books that gets you motivated for the new year. Growing Readers is an easy read with real lessons for Reader's Workshop. 
I keep this one close at hand!

The Next Step in Guided Reading by Jan Richardson
This one stays by my side, too. It's one of those books you can pick up, find the page you want, and read to your content.
Jan Richardson knows what real guided reading looks like and shares that knowledge with us.

About the Authors: Writing Workshop with Our Youngest Writers 
by Katie Wood Ray
I'll read this one as soon as I finish No More, "I'm Done."
I'm looking forward to reading about how Katie 
implements Writing Workshop in her classroom! 
About the Authors focuses on students in Kindergarten though Second Grade.

Number Sense Routines: Building Numerical Literacy Every Day in Grades K-3 by Jessica Shumway
This is one of the books that changed the way I approached teaching math. Whatever "program" you use, these number sense ideas and activities will work, honestly. They are quick and easy to implement, and help young children see numbers more clearly.

Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading
by Tanny McGregor
Comprehension Connections is my first Tanny McGregor book.
I've heard so much about her I knew I needed to read for myself. Comprehension is so stinkin' hard for some students. 
I'm anxious to  see the strategies Tanny uses with her kiddos.


There are so many incredible books out there for educators! 

It's almost impossible to decide what to read next! 

Thankfully, that means we'll never run out!

So, what professional books do I plan to read this summer?

Have fun reading!

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