What I'm Reading.....

I am so excited to have time this summer to relax and spend time with my family. But at the same time I have so many projects! So do you have a summer to-do list a mile long? I usually start off the summer very ambitious and end up sleeping way too late and spending way too much time on Facebook!

I do have three books I am reading this summer and if you don't already have your summer reading planned yet, I have some recommendations:

I have already finished this book by Hope and Wade King and if you haven't read it, you need to put it on the top of your list! It is amazing. I loved hearing about the experiences that lead Hope and Wade to the classroom and how you can easily implement some of the same engagement techniques they do. I love that they give the reader so many hands-on practical strategies! 

My school is doing a PLC on this book this summer, so I just started it. This excellent read by Stephanie Harvey challenges the readers to stop thinking of readers as "struggling" but as "striving". Change your mindset with this jam packed book of lessons, assessments and routines that will have your readers thriving!
The last recommendation, I can barely put down since I got it in the mail. Even if you are a seasoned professional and have got your reading block all nice and tidy....this is awesome. If you are a newbie, you need this now! Practical as all I can say. I love that Jan Richardson has a link on Scholastic to study guides and handouts for everything in this book. You can really step up your guided reading time with this one. I can't wait to keep reading.
The best thing for me about summer is the possibilities! The possibilities of what I can get done, of who I can spend time with, how I can expand my knowledge for my students....I just love the beginning of it all!  

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