Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer Reading

Hi Fellow Bloggers and Teaching Fanatics!  I'm excited to be starting my own blog now that school is  finally over (our last day with the kids was Friday)!  I don't have too much time to take a complete break from the teaching world though because we are going year-round next year and the kids come back on August 6th!  Sooo....I have a lot of planning and preparation to do in the next month!  I have decided however, that for the next 5 days the only school related activity I'm allowing myself to engage in is blog-stalking and summer reading.  This summer I decided to focus on comprehension strategies and just got the following books in the mail:

Comprehension Connections:  Bridges to Strategic Reading by Tammy McGregor

Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis 

I can't wait to dig into them! Last summer, I read these great titles which helped me structure my reading block in a way that was very successful this year:

The CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literary Assessment and Instruction by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser

The Daily Five by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser

Revisiting the Reading Workshop: Management, Mini-Lessons and Strategies by Barbara Orehovec and Marybeth Alley

What are you reading this summer?  I'm always looking for titles to add to my list! 


Heather's Heart said...

I love and have read most of those books. Comprehension Connections is wonderful! Another awesome book you need to add to your list is Conscious Discipline. It is amazing and is all about building your school family. I share about it on my blog all of the time. =)

I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance. =)

Heather's Heart

Sailing Second Grade Seas said...

Thanks for coming by Heather! I just checked out Conscious Discipline and it looks very useful. I've added it to my list! I'll be stopping by to check out your blog in a minute!