What good books are out there to help us grow our Literacy Teaching Practice??
There are so many to choose from, and some great places to start searching to find exactly what you are looking for by topic, popularity, programs, or author(s), or for any other category are below:
Here are some examples of books I have already read, am reading or want to read to help grow my practice and other ideas to help support literacy growth across the curriculum and across learning styles:
Kylene Beers and Bob Probst have written many a gifted text for those of us seeking answers to questions we as educators carry around with us in angst, day after day, about how to solve inadequacies we see in student comprehension, in bridging gaps in reading achievement and so on. But this one is a particularly noteworthy one, as it “busts through all the bull” that students face as they approach upper elementary into middle school years and run straight into fake news; Beers and Probst provide strategies to help students find their voice in social justice and all else they read while feeling their way through, to help themselves understand why how they read is so important. Students begin to approach text as critical thinkers: thinking — in which the student improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing it. Critical thinkers self-direct, self-discipline, self-monitor, and self-correct thinking.
Whoa. For students to get to that point through strategies learned, that really is disrupting thinking…theirs and ours.
I couldn’t get nearly everything I needed or wanted on my Vision Board. But the Vision can’t include everything…
It mainly needs to show where you are, where you plan to go, and what your rocket fuel is…