These are some of the books that helped shape my teaching to what it is today. I have read each one of them cover to cover. The ideas and strategies I’ve implemented have helped me grow as a teacher by creating new ways to engage my students in learning.
I hope you find something you love.
This book is a must if you teach reading. It includes lessons on everything from engagement to deep comprehension. The strategies are well-organized, and the lessons are appropriate for whole group or small group.
This book is a must if you teach writing. It includes lessons on everything from planning your writing time to using figurative language. The strategies are well-organized, and the lessons are appropriate for whole group or small group.
If you have students who struggle with fluency, this book will come to the rescue. There is a huge variety of resources included, along with suggestions on the best ways to utilize them.
This awesome resource will walk you through a variety of purposes and strategies for meeting with students for small group math instruction. It changed the way I run my math workshop.
Are you looking for some new, engaging ways for your students to practice their math facts? This book has so many great ideas. My students love the activities!
“How’s it going?” That is the question Carl Anderson suggests we ask during our writing conferences. If you’re looking for examples, strategies, and topics for writing conferences, this book is exactly what you need.
Are you ever confused with what to expect from the different levels of reading? This book lays out clear expectations and suggests appropriate questions/discussion topics for guided reading levels J-W.
If you’re looking for ways to change up the way you present math concepts, this is an excellent resource. It includes everything from great websites to great discussion ideas.
Are you looking for ways to spice up your teaching? This book has loads of teaching ideas and strategies to increase student engagement. There are so many takeaways, but my favorite is the extensive list of ways to hook students into lessons/units.
From analyzing data to creating an action plan, this book has everything you need to assess your young readers and a plan to meet their needs.