What to read this summer?

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  1. Teacher Chele

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    Last summer I read Teaching With Love and Logic - it's great!!!!
    Does anyone have any suggestions for something good to read this summer?
     
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    Have your read 32 Third Graders and one class bunny? It has been around a while, but it is a great read. Made me laugh out loud. I needed it!!
     
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    Tools for Teaching by Fred Jones
     
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    I recently enjoyed "Teach like your hair is on fire", but that's been out for awhile. I also liked "Relentless Pursuit: A Year in the trenches with teach for America" -- this provided a very interesting perspective.
     
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    I liked "Good to Great." It is a business book, but a lot of the concepts apply to education, as well.
     
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    Guiding Readers and Writers: Fountas and Pinnell
    Mechanically Inclined: Jeff Anderson
    Mosaic of Thought: (not sure)
     
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    Mosaic is Ellin Oliver Keene and Susan Zimmerman. It's a worthwhile read. So is Readicide by Kelly Gallagher.
     
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    I liked Tipping Point by Gladwell. I had to read it for grad school but loved it...might re-read it this summer :)

    I hope to re-read The Daily 5 this summer as well. And get familiar with the curriculum I'll be using when I switch grade levels! :)
     
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    Love, love, love Jeff Anderson! He completely knows what he is talking about, and you can take his ideas directly into your classroom.

    Anything by Lucy Calkins (like czacza mentioned), and I am a huge Nancie Atwell fan.

    Also, anything about differentiation helps. I have read parts of The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners by Tomlinson.
     
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    :D What a great book- I loved it.:D

    Tales from the Teachers Lounge
     
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    The Courage to Teach
    How to Grade for Learning (Ken O'Connor)
     
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    I enjoyed Lies My Teacher Told Me.
     
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    This is a great one that I read in college. It really makes a great and necessary point.
     
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    Isn't anyone reading something FUN that has absolutely NOTHING to do w/ teaching for a change?! Guess not! :D

    The reading I'll personally be doing is studying for the GRE & after that's over, my fashion & beauty magazines that have been piled up for forever. I have issues from 3-4 yrs ago that I have yet to read.
     
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    LOL, Ms. I, I completely thought this post was for leisure reading until I opened it :) I vow to read a lot of non-teaching books this summer!
     
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    That's more like it! :)
     
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    I would love to find another series as good as the Twilight ones by Stephanie Meyers!!!
     
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    Be careful reading those out-dated fashion and beauty magazines! We don't want you sporting those trends that have come and gone. You gotta be with it! :lol:

    (joking by the way!)
     
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    The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper.....

    I've probably read this book 30 times.... the first time in the 4th grade....

    BTW, I loved actually living in that time period....... although the first time I can distinctly remember living before was in the early 1800's in the Rockies as a mountain man... or maybe that was through my great, great, great...... uncle ... Ole Bill Williams..Betcha none of you have heard of this mountain man....

    :p:p:p
     
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    Just went to the used book store, will be reading some chick lit, some Nick Hornby, and my guilty pleasure...the fourth summer of the sisterhood (traveling pants).
     
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    Ooh! I am starting #3 tonight! I don't know why I waited so long to read them - I am just devouring them!

    Rachaelski, I share your guilty pleasure. I loved those books. ;)
     
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    I just started Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris..It's a vampire series and I think there is six books in the series. True Blood on HBO is based on the books. So far, so good!!

    I'm also reading a couple teaching books...QAR Now and a book on inclusion.
     
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    Back to some teacher books... The Essential 55 by Ron Clark! LOVE IT - it gets me motivated every summer! Someone already mentioned the 32 third graders and 1 class bunny but I just have to say that book is hilarious and would be a "fun" summer read!!!
     
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    I'm with ya! I love chick lit. Jennifer Weiner has a new book coming out in July. I also love Alisa Valdes Rodriguez. She also has one coming out in July. A little racy pleasure reading is great for the summer!
     
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    Yay! I love Jennifer Weiner. I would put her in a class above chick lit - she's got a witty writing style that stands out from the rest.
     
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    I recommend the House of Night series. I actually think they are better than the Twilght series.
     

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