Who's ready for this month's professional read? This year I made a New Year's resolution to read a professional book every month. FYI-This is the first time I have actually kept a New Year's resolution for more than 5 minutes (probably because they are usually related to me eating less food that tastes really good.)
Conferring with Readers? Who's got time for that? Well, hopefully you. This is one of those books that will make you think deeply about what you're doing and how we teach our readers in a one size fits all manner.
Why?I love The Reading Strategies Book. As I worked with kids on implementing strategies, though, I was left wanting more. Was I doing this right? How could I better? I felt like I was shooting in the dark and wanted to know more about differentiating reading instruction for students.
I have decided to refer to Conferring with Readers as the best friend of The Reading Strategies Book and want to dig deeper into conferring with students individually or in groups, this book needs to go on your must read list.
Aha MomentThere wasn't a singular moment in this book that set the lightbulb off. And that was kind of the best thing about it. Some books are heavy on ideas but light on implementation. Too often you're left feeling strongly that the ideas are good but without any clue of how to make it happen in your own classroom.
This book is the HOW. What it looks like, what it sounds like, why you plan a certain way, how to plan that way, how to manage the structure in the classroom, all the practical parts.