perfect “time” to catch up on professional readings and here I am
sharing 3 books that I have fallen in love reading. I have been reading
these three books interchangeably – picking one book one day and another
one the following day. I have been taking notes around the margins,
adding sticky notes and jotting down a list of ideas for the upcoming
about close reading and the Common Core State Standards, I had to get my
hands into this book. The books does an amazing job explaining what
close reading is and what IS NOT. Each chapter is full of ideas and
step-by-step lessons to demonstrate the strategies (I even made some posters with my class
to depict each one of them. I got the book towards the end of the
school year, but this Summer I made it a priority to finish it).
charts is NOT new, but I knew I had to refresh my knowledge and add
more ‘zing and kick’ to what I was already doing. The author of this
book presents plenty of charts with step-by-step guides (suggested
lessons) to introduce them. I have to admit it, I am a very challenged artist, yet the charts in this books are easy to make, yet SO useful and purposeful.
teachers are expecting children to learn NEW and meaningful words (tier 2
and even tier 3), we need to redesign how we teach vocabulary.
Asking children to look up words in the dictionary has little to no
effect on long term learning. I am ENJOYING so much this book, that I am
already full of ideas of how I am going to twist and approach