Ok, so I’m really late with my summer reading list, but I thought I’d join in anyway. Several blogger friends— Cathy Mere, Jill Fisch, and Laura Komos — have orchestrated their third year of #cyber PD. Bloggers or tweeters can post a picture of the professional books they are planning to read this summer. Then one book is chosen to read and discuss together on three Wednesdays in July.
You’ll notice that my list includes many books on writing. I’ve been talking and writing about teaching reading so much for the past few years (particularly helping teachers think about their struggling readers) that I’m interested in getting back into the groove of teaching writing. So I’m including a few books on writing that have been on my TBR pile for a while. Actually, I’m almost done with the Katie Wood Ray’s In Pictures and in Words and it’s just fabulous!
Also in my pile is Cris Tovani’s So What Do They Really Know? from Stenhouse. I have learned so much from all of her other books, that I just have to delve into this one. And then you’ll see Creating Innovators in my pile — this one was mentioned in several places this past school year, so I thought it deserved a reading.
If I can squeeze it in, I’m sure I’ll reread What Readers Really Do, since I’ve been chatting it up to teachers all school year. I highly recommend this one.
Since reading everyone else’s list, I just ordered three more books that I will definitely read this summer – Join the Club by Katie D. Czerwinski; Who Owns the Learning? by Alan November and Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess. And, by the way, the #cyberPD book for discussion this year is: