I LOVE reading, so my to-read list is always extensive. Actually, you should be friends with me on Goodreads!! Now that I have my first job for the fall, I am trying to read more professional teaching books so I can get many perspectives and decide what I want to do in my own classroom!
So, without further ado, here is my summer reading list.
- The Daily Five - I have peeked in this book, and I have seen the Daily Five in action, but I need to sit down this summer and really read it. I think the structure would suit my crazy multiage reading situation that I will have in the fall.
- The Book Whisperer - I read about this in What's the Buzz in 1st's blog a few days ago, and when I looked up some reviews, it really drew me in. I just picked it up from the library yesterday and I can't wait to get started.
- Math Work Stations - I'm excited about the book club this summer!
- The Foundations of Dual Language Instruction - I forgot to write this in my summer to-do list, but I am taking my first class this summer to earn my ESL certification! This is my textbook. I am really excited to read it and I have already paged through it. The district where I student taught has a very high ESL population and I felt really "called" to teach students such as those who lived in the district. I'm really happy that I can finally start working toward that goal!
- The Excellent Eleven - I really enjoyed this author's book, The Essential 55, and when I was at the library yesterday, this caught my eye! I should probably reread The Essential 55 as well.
- Readicide - I'm not sure if I will get to this one over the summer, but I definitely would like to! Just like the Book Whisperer, this book deconstructs typical reading instruction and focuses on getting students to really love to read. This is SUPER important to me!