Farley is the writer of the blog and after only about an hour of exploring, I found her to be quite funny! She is having a July Currently where teachers can link their blogs onto the website. Be advised... Read the rules closely as she reads every single post. lol :)
So, first on the list of rules... My Currently
I have so many read aloud favorites, it's hard to just pick one. So here's two...
Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
Teaching 5th grade for many years, this book is fabulous for showing students it is never too late for them. It is also great for making connections. Every child can relate, at some point, to Tricia. How wonderful of Patricia Polacco to share such intimate details of her tragic experiences from her childhood.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
I have taught for 13 years and have read this book every year but a couple. I remember showing the older version of the movie before the new one came out. Quite a difference. LOL This book captures kids' interests and is great for teaching many different aspects of a story.
There are so many professional resources that have guided me throughout my teaching, so it's difficult to share just one of those, also. So, once again, I'll share two. :-)
Guiding Readers and Writers (3-6) by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell
When I first started with reading and writing workshops thirteen years ago, this book was a saving grace to me. My first copy was in shambles when I retired it and got a new copy. lol It has a plethora of information as well as many graphic organizers.
The Daily 5 by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser
I am currently reading this book (partially through chapter 3). The Daily 5 is a management structure which can be used during your workshops. It is an easy read and I am loving it. There is an online book study going on at We Read, We Blog, We Teach. Also, Emily and I are posting our reflections. Check both out!!
We would love to hear your favorite read alouds and/or professional texts which strengthen your teaching! :)