It's Dianna from Sassy, Savvy, Simple Teaching here with you today! This month we are first sharing ideas of great books to read. There are a ton of great reads out there.
First, let me share with you a book I read this year with my staff for Professional Development.
This book was AWESOME! Close Reading in Elementary School by Diana Sisson & Betsy Sisson. It talks about so many Close Reading strategies for all elementary school grades. It also talks about conversations, writing, plans, rubrics & more! I loved it because my primary friends could definitely relate to these strategies to use in their whole group & small group instruction. Everything is laid out for you to just implement & go!
The first is a book I read last summer but I am reading over again. Teaching with Intention by Debbie Miller. It was so fantastic & books are like movies. You catch more of it the second time through. I love how she breaks down the process of learning from students perspectives. It's something that is hard for teachers to see. This book is all about reflecting upon yourself & improving. I'm joining in with my Elementary Entourage friend Greg from The Kindergarten Smorgasboard for a book study he is hosting.
The Primary Gal for a book study she is hosting.