Tips, Titles and Tools for Teachers
Best of 2015
In this week's newsletter, I am sharing some of the best books of 2015! One of my favorite blogs is The Nerdy Book Club. I highly recommend taking a look at the fiction and nonfiction titles that made their lists for the best books of 2015! I have also included links to materials for guided reading and a link to the Mystery Science website, which has wonderful lessons that connect to our curriculum.
Happy Reading (and Happy 2016!),
An Evening with Authors
Here is the link for more information on Author's Night. Check out the incredible list of authors who will be in attendance!
Nerdy Book Awards ~ Best Books of 2015
Great New Read Alouds, K-2
Guided Reading Resources
One of the books I am currently reading is The Next Step in Guided Reading: Focused Assessments and Targeted Lessons for Helping Every Student Become A Better Reader. (Thank you to Nanette for the book recommendation!) If you would like to check this book out, let me know! It's filled with resources and practical advice for how to structure your small group lessons for students at all reading levels.
Here is a link to Jan Richardson's resources. On this page you will find resources for:
*Comprehension Scaffolds for Students
*Electronic Lesson Planning Templates
*Guided Word Study
*How To Strategy Cards for Teachers
*Lesson Plan Templates
*Materials for Book Clubs or Literature Circles
*Observation and Assessment
*Prompts and Scaffolds
I highly recommend checking out some of the materials on this site to support your small group instruction and RTI interventions!
Ten Tips to Create Great Readers - I also recommend reading this great blog post about ten "game changing habits" that can greatly impact engagement and progress in our readers! (It's a quick read!)