Best Kelly Gallagher book (or similar) for a brand new 6th grade language arts teacher?

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  1. Tombubb77

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    I just found out (super excited!) that I will get to be a 6th grade language arts teacher this coming year. I want to help my kids become great writers and passionate readers. I've always heard Kelly Gallagher has awesome books aimed at developing writers and readers but he also has a TON of books! :( If I had to pick one to read before the year starts which book would y'all recommend? Thanks!
     
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  3. phillyteacher

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    Have you read The Book Whisperer? It isn't by Gallagher but it is very popular and a great resource.

    I always like to check out books from the library before I buy, if possible. There are a bunch of Kelly Gallagher available through the library here - not sure if that's the case for you.

    Finally, if you go to Stenhouse's website (publisher) and sign up for a free account, you can preview the books he has published with them (not the whole title, though).

    I know this is not the same as a personal recommendation, so hopefully someone will chime in with one as well :) Good luck!
     
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    No this is super helpful thank you phillyteacher!!
     
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    I am reading the Book Whisperer now and I love it. And Doralyn Miller is a 6th grade teacher. You should definitely read it. I have not ready any Kelly Gallagher though sorry!
     
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    Thank you!!!! I just realized I have the book whisperer on my bookshelf thank you both!
     

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