I'm linking up again with Laura from
Next year I'm going to be making many changes
to how I teach reading.
I'm currently reading the book,
The Book Whisper by Donalyn Miller.
I've only read three chapters, so I haven't really made it to the "meat" of the book.
So far I know that I want to reorganize my classroom library.
I also want to quickly read more books that the kids are interested in reading.
I'm hoping that Donalyn will share how she conferences with the kids
and holds them accountable for reading 40 books.
I'm going to set a goal for the kids in my third grade class.
I'm not sure about 40, but maybe 30.
I can always change it next year.
I want to plan more mentor text reading lessons
and really try to get my class to LOVE reading.
Our district helped us to get organized and find a reading level for each student.
I'm going to start this at the beginning of the school year.
I'm also going to keep going with my small reading groups.
I'm sure there will be some changes there as a read some other books this summer.
Here are two products I use all the time for whole class lessons,
small group and even individual reading lessons.
These foldables are my top selling item.
They are easy to cut out and paste into reading journals.
You can also choose a few different foldables
and make them into a lapbook for any text.
These are another one of my favorite items.
The pages are meant to be cut in 1/2.
I often copy two pages back to back.
Each kid then gets a 1/2 sheet of paper.
You can put a few pages together to make a small packet.
I'll be honest, reading is not one of my favorite subjects to teach.
I have a feeling by reading some professional books and making a few changes,
I will learn to love it.
I'd love to give away a copy of each product above.
Simply answer this question and I'll pick two winners in the next day or two.
What are some professional books you have read
that changed the way you teach reading?