Think about these resources for books:
- Dig out the books in your collection that you *had* to have.
- Check out your school professional resources and see what is available.
- Check out your public library – you would be surprised.
- Borrow a book from a colleague.
- Check out Stenhouse.com to see what books are available for a free preview. The system is a bit annoying, but it is a free read!
- Make selective purchases from different book sources. (The goal is not necessarily to buy new books – just to catch up on what you have.)
Here’s my list:
- Pathways to the Common Core by Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, and Christopher Lehman (Own)
- Genre Connections by Tanny McGregor (Own)
- Igniting A Passion for Reading by Steven L. Layne (Own)
- Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor (Own)
- Mentor Texts by Lynn Dorfmann and Rose Cappelli (Own)
- Nonfiction Mentor Texts by Lynn Dorfmann and Rose Cappelli (Own)
- The Daily 5, 2nd Edition by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (Preview on Stenhouse site)
- Reading with Meaning, 2nd Edition by Debbie Miller (Want to buy! Plan to borrow from a colleague.)
- Teaching with Intention by Debbie Miller (School library)
- Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller an Susan Kelley (Public library)
- Smarter Charts k-2: Optimizing an Instructional Staple to Create Independent Readers and Writers (Want to buy!)
- The Next Steps in Guided Reading by Jan Richardson (Own)
- Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess (Own – but never finished)
- No More “I’m Done” by Jennifer Jacobson (Want to buy!)
- Let’s Find Out by Susan Kempton (Want to buy!)
- Readers Front and Center by Dorthy Barnhouse (Want to buy!)
- Growing Readers by Cathy Collins (Want to buy!)
- What You Know by Heart: How to Develop Curriculum for Your Writing Workshop by Katie Wood Ray (Want to buy!)
- The Power of Picture Books in Teaching Math and Science by Lynn Columba (Want to buy!)
- Building Mathematical Comprehension by Laney Sammons (Own)
What professional books do you want to read?