Sunday, May 29, 2011

Summer Reading List

I am happy to see this topic on Teaching Happily Ever After's blog as a blog hop!! Just yesterday morning I participated in Littlest Learners's linky party about our summer to-do lists, and just from reading other bloggers lists, it inspired me to add more to mine (maybe that is not a good thing... haha!).

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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Math Work Stations - I'm excited about the book club this summer!
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
Do you think that's enough to keep me busy over the summer?? :)


  1. Thanks for joining the blog hop! :) I love your list. I implemented The Daily 5 last year, and it has truly changed my teaching! I will be adding tutorials including videos of the daily 5 in action in my classroom later this summer! :)
    Teaching Happily Ever After

  2. I will let you know how "No More I'm Done" is! I have a friend who read it and said it was great!

    Third Grade Experience


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