Resources: Teaching & Professional Books

The last time I met with my Elementary Language Arts Methods course in April 2012, I brought a number of books in to share with them that I’ve found helpful, informative, inspiring, affirming, and in some cases – professionally life changing. We did’t have time to talk about each one so I told them I’d start a page on my blog for them to refer to after class. I’ll periodically add, revise and edit the list.

Alphabetically by title: 

Best Practice in Literacy Instruction (Fourth Edition) – edited by Lesley Mandel Morrow & Linda B. Gambrell

The Book Whisperer – Donalyn Miller

The Child That Books Built – Francis Spufford

Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children’s Learning – Peter H. Johnston

A Declaration of Readers’ Rights – JoAnn F. Bass, Sheryl Dasinger, Laurie Elish-Piper, Mona W. Matthews, Victoria J. Risko

Literary Discussion in the Elementary School – Joy F. MOss

Mosaic of Thought -Ellin Oliver Keene & Susan Zimmerman

Reading with Meaning – Debbie Miller

Real Revision – Kate Messner

The Rights of the Reader – Daniel Pennac

Teaching for the Students: Habits of Heart, Mind, and Practice in the Engaged Classroom – Bob Fecho

To Teach: the journey, in comics – William Ayers & Ryan Alexander-Tanner

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