Tips, Titles and Tools for Teachers
Reading and Writing Workshop
I love that in Valerie Glueck's classroom the word YET is displayed so clearly at the front of the room. There may be many things that your students can't do "yet", but don't forget that there is still plenty of time this year for learning and growth. As always, let me know how I can support you in the journey.
A Must-Have Picture Book!
This new book by Dr. Kevin Sheehan and Jessica Ryan includes 15 lessons with mentor texts to help students grow a growth mindset. Check out the link to a blog post from Two Writing Teachers for more information about this new book and a chance to win a free copy!
Ideas for Units of Study and Writing Workshop
This blog post from Stacey Shubitz has some great reminders for all of us about recognizing when to step away from students as they encounter a productive struggle. Stacey outlines excellent tips for writing conferences, including a cheat sheet!
Many grades are currently working on persuasive writing or getting ready to start this next Unit of Study. Lisa Keeler's Heart Maps (from Georgia Heard) for persuasive writing would be great to include in our units!
Melanie Meehan includes helpful phrases for both early and upper elementary writers in this blog post.
Lanny Ball has some great points about the importance of feedback in conferencing with writers.
New Book Recommendations
The Book of Mistakes
This book is scheduled to arrive during April vacation and I can't wait! It looks like the perfect new read aloud for growth mindset!
Little Fox in the Forest
I am in LOVE with this new wordless picture book! I highly recommend it for readers of all ages!
Bunny's Book Club
This new picture book celebrating a love of reading is due to arrive any day. I am excited to check it out and share it with you!