Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Summer Reads

Jessica Stanford from Mrs. Stanford's Class is having a Summer Reads Linky.

I have belonged to professional book clubs at a couple of schools where I've taught. The teachers in the book clubs would collectively decide on books to read. We would meet at the school site and discuss the books and talk about how we could apply theories and practices to our particular grade levels and students.

A couple that come to mind:

Mosaic of Thought: Teaching Comprehension in a Reader's Workshop by Ellin Oliver Keene and Susan Zimmerman


Teaching with the brain in mind by Eric Jensen.

I guess you could call the following books Summer Rereading. These are books I reread and review each summer to plan for the beginning weeks of the school year when learning routines and procedures is critical to an effective learning environment.

I would love to hear about your summer reading favorites.


  1. Thanks for linking up an giving us more options!! We will definitely have to check these out ;)

    Jessica Stanford

  2. I re-read my favorite cookbooks in the summer! Come on over, I'll be baking and making jam! Jane

  3. Mona, I just found your blog today from the Tpt Sellers Forum. I teach 2nd grade, but have the "lovable" group this year and am always in need of 1st grade level materials, ideas, and inspiration.

    I have awarded you with the "One Lovely Blog Award". Visit my blog to find out more.


  4. I love your blog and that is why I'm passing on the One Lovely Blog Award to you!!


    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class Blog
    My TpT Store

  5. Your book clubs sound much more productive than ours were--we usually met at a restaurant after work and the discussion often strayed pretty far from the book *innocent whistle* :).


  6. Hi! I follow your store on TpT, but am just now following your blog! Looks awesome! Hope you will visit my blog!


    2nd Grade Pig Pen

  7. Hi Mona!
    I'm following your TpT store and blog! The Harry Wong book is a really good one! It helped me tremendously when I first started teaching and I still use "Give Me Five". My summer reading is Debbie Diller's math stations book. I am really looking forward to implementing them next year!
    Your blog is adorable!

    1. Hi Linda!
      I'm also reading Debbie Diller's Math Stations book this summer. I have her literacy book and keep hearing about her math stations. I plan on implementing them this coming year, too. We will have to compare notes!

  8. Hi Mona
    I love your blog! I've read the Harry Wong book and watched the videoos. They're really good. I also blogged about another great guy I love- he's super funny and great EASY ideas to implement. You can check it out here:
    The Caffeinated Classroom
    I'm your newest follower, by the way.


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