Resources

Professional Development

Books:

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For (Re)Invigorating your teaching:

Thrive by Meenoo Rami

 

For developing reading strategies and close readers in your classroom:

Notice and Note by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst

Falling in Love with Close Reading by Chris Lehman and Kate Roberts

What Readers Really Do by Vicki Vinton and Dorothy Barnhouse

 

For developing life long readers in your classroom:

The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller

Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller

Book Love by Penny Kittle

Readicide by Kelly Gallagher

 

For using the Writer’s Notebook and Writer’s Workshop

Notebook Know-How by Aimee Buckner

Nonfiction Notebooks by Aimee Buckner

Units of Study by Lucy Calkins

Write Beside Them by Penny Kittle

Celebrating Writers by Ruth Ayres

 

For using technology to reach learning goals:

Connecting Comprehension and Technology Toolkit by Stephanie Harvey

Create, Compose, Connect by Troy Hicks and Jeremy Hyler

Crafting Digital Writing by Troy Hicks

 

Articles:

Thinking About Our Advanced Young Readers by Clare and Tammy

It’s Not the Assessment; It’s How You Use It by Clare and Tammy

Cultivating Wild Readers by Donalyn Miller

What Research Says about Enjoyment of Reading and Reading Achievement by Kylene Beers

Reading Nonfiction by Kylene Beers

Ten Questions about Independent Reading by Jen Serravallo

The Children in Front of Us (Independent and Group Instructional Goals) by Jen Serravallo

What Feedback Is and Isn’t by Grant Wiggins

Don’t Box Me In: More Thoughts on Worksheets and Graphic Organizers by Vicki Vinton

Leading to Change: Effective Grading Practices by Douglas Reeves

 

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