SUMMER READING FOR EDUCATORS (Part 2)

On May 16th, we posted part one of our summer reading suggestions for educators. Today’s post includes the second installment of that summer reading list, books recommended for educators by educators.


25438683.jpgBook:  The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers by Jennifer Serravallo

Facebook discussion group for the book:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ReadingStrategiesBook/

Recommended for:  Pre-Service Teachers, Teachers, Parents

Recommended by:  Corrina Allen, 5th Grade Teacher

“This is a fabulous bank of hundreds of strategies that teachers (and parents!) can use to help children achieve their reading goals. It’s colorful, well-organized, well-researched, and fits with any reading program you currently have. A Summer Book Study of this books starts on June 12th and is linked through their Facebook group.” 


Book: 25489625.jpg Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Related links: NPR top books of 2015: http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2015/#/book/between-the-world-and-me
Articles by the author from the Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/author/ta-nehisi-coates/

Recommended for:  High School Students, College Students, Pre-Service Teachers, Teachers, Administrators, Parents

Recommended by: Jacquelyn Whiting, High School Social Studies and Library Media Teacher

“Coates continues to push all Americans to have the important (even if it is difficult) conversation that this nation needs to have about race relations. This book, written as a letter to his teenage son, is an excellent compliment to TED Talks by Bryan Stevenson, Mellody Hobson, and Chimamanda Adichie (to name a few) as well as to research and discovery by Rebecca Skloot (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks) and literature by writers like Toni Morrison. Coates’ text is provocative, passionate, compassionate, unapologetic… and so necessary.”


Book:  Well Spoken: Teaching Speaking to All Students11438003.jpg by Erik Palmer

Author’s Website: http://pvlegs.com/

Recommended for:  Pre-Service Teachers, Teachers

Recommended by:  Amy Illingworth, Director of Professional Growth

“Our primary form of communication in life is speaking, but we provide students will little to no direct instruction on how to speak effectively. This book provides teachers with a practice framework to teach students how to build and prepare for a speech, as well as how to deliver one.” 


6775625.jpgBook:  Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life by Baruti Kafele

Author’s Website: http://www.principalkafele.com/

Recommended for:  Pre-Service Teachers, Teachers, Administrators, Parents

Recommended by:  Eugenia Cooley, Teacher/Reading Specialist

“This book is filled with wonderful & practical suggestions on way to meet a unique group of students that are most often misunderstood by each of us. This book helps to understand the black male student and how to guide them toward a successful path.”


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SUMMER READING FOR EDUCATORS

Whether it’s for professional growth, a fun beach read, (or both!) we’re all talking about the books we want to read this summer.

Here are some summer reading suggestions from educators for educators.


Book: The Zen Teacher by Dan Tric27163769.jpgarico

Author’s Website: http://www.thezenteacher.com/

Recommended for: Pre-Service Teachers, Teachers, Administrators, Parents

Recommended by: Rich Czyz, Director of Curriculum and Instruction

“A very easy read with practical strategies for incorporating mindfulness into your classroom and life!”

 


12979592.jpgBook: What’s Your Evidence? by Carla Zembal-Saul, Katherine L. McNeill, and Kimber Hershberger

Recommended for: All Teachers

Recommended by: Kathy Renfrew, Proficiency Based Team, Science Specialist

“Excellent read on constructing explanations in K-5 science. The book is easily understandable and has very practical, bring back to the classroom suggestions.”

 


28015715.jpgBook: DIY Literacy by Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts

Authors’ Website: kateandmaggie.com

Recommended for: All Teachers

Recommended by: Nicole Jordan, Reading Specialist

“This book will spark so many ideas for the upcoming school year. You’ll be excited to put those ideas to practice with your students.”

 


9661920.jpgBook: Ready to Lead? A Story for Leaders and their Mentors by Alan Price

Recommended for: Pre-Service Teachers, Teachers, Administrators, Parents

Recommended by: Adam D. Fried, Innovation Leader

“This book allows individuals to break down the process and allows you to think about how and what you want to be when you grow up…”


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CUqcGG2VEAEaZWm.jpgThe creators say, “We are inspired by those that join us each week as we spread the joy of reading and encourage ‘adults’ to find the time to start/continue to each day! We are all passionate about this work.”

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