Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Question For You

I don't have a job this summer.  By choice.  It's the first time I haven't had a summer job since high school.  And I'm excited!  Hubby?  Not so much.  I think I almost have him convinced that creating products for TpT is going to be my summer job.  Feel free to wander over to my store to help me sway him!

Anyways, since I'll have some extra time, I'm going to do some extra reading - my favorite!  This is where you come in.  I need some recommendations for professional books.  What are books that have really helped you as a teacher?  

All help is appreciated!

*Feel free to send some "non-professional" (aka read-on-the-beach) book recommendations my way as well!*


  1. I loved the Book Whisperer, The Daily 5, CAFE...I'm going to read Word Journies this summer.

    1. Thank you! The Book Whisperer is definitely on my list and I just brought home my Daily 5 and CAFE books to reread (and get re-inspired!)

  2. I am with you! I am so excited to spend some time reading actual books. I am starting with The Help and The Lucky One. I am also on my district's standards based grading team so I will be reading some EXCITING grading books by Doug Reeves and Ken O'Conner LOL!

    1. I just love to read and never have enough time during the year (maybe because I'm blogging...). Thanks for the recommendations!

  3. One book that has really helped me in the classroom is "When Readers Struggle". It is full of strategies on how to teach your reading groups & the importance of integrating writing and reading. I just finished a year long book study on it & my students showed tremendous growth just by following the recommendations of the book. Enjoy your time off! You deserve it!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. That sounds like a good one! I'm going to check it out - thanks!

  4. I love anything by Regie Routman. (Teaching Essentials, Reading Essentials, Writing Essentials)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  5. I love reading but have got very far behind lately. The only MUST READ on my summer list is CAEE. I've read Daily 5, but really hope to dive in and start using it next year. I'm also taking the summer off from working. It's mostly because I plan on spending time with my son, but creating TpT products is definitely part of the plan! haha :)

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  6. I love that you were trying to convince him that your summer job was creating packets for TpT - that's how I plan to spend mine when the time comes!!!




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