DIY Literacy by Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts. Well, I've already read this book once. I wrote the foreword and it was such an honor to do so. One big perk of writing a foreword is that you get to be an early reader of the book! So I was able to read this book when it was in production and I fell in love with it. The authors are brilliant and they give us so much to think about. I want to revisit it this summer now that I have the actual book. Summer is a good time for me to revisit books that make a big impact on me so I can think about how best to implement my new learning. If you have not seen Kate and Maggie's videos that go along with the release of the book, they are fabulous.
The Big Book of Details by Rozlyn Linder is a book I have spent a bit of time with but one I want to spend more time with this summer. I did a lot of work rethinking Writing Workshop this year and want to continue to rethink over the summer. This book is packed with lessons but in a way that helps you think through intention and how the lesson fits into the bigger picture. You can see a video of Rozlyn talking about the book on the Heinemann site.
Craft Moves: Lesson Sets for Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts by Stacey Shubitz. You probably know Stacey from Two Writing Teachers blog. After reading the book's description, I knew it was a book I would need to buy!
Purposeful Play: A Teacher's Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day by Kristine Mraz, Alison Porcelli and Cheryl Tyler is a book I am most excited to read. I am a huge Kristine Mraz fan and have been learning so much from her over the past few years. I have been thinking a great deal about joy and play and how to get back to what we know is right for young children in the classroom. I hope to dig into this one with friends who will also be reading it.
I so loved the 3-5 book and learned so much about games from these authors. Being a 3rd grade teacher I know the K-2 book will help me better support some students who need support with various concepts. Looking forward to it!