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December 24, 2010 Favorite Professional Books from Scholastic Readers By Angela Bunyi
Grades 3–5

    The results are in! Eleven lucky readers will be receiving a free professional book from my personal library. In the process more than sixty book recommendations were cited by readers as motivating and inspiring resources in the classroom.

    The results are in! Eleven lucky readers will be receiving a free professional book from my personal library. In the process more than sixty book recommendations were cited by readers as motivating and inspiring resources in the classroom. Rather than scroll through the comment section of my last post, I have created a master list for you to use here. 

    Photo: One lucky reader won a signed copy of Growing Readers by Kathy Collins. 

    Note: Top Teaching will resume Thursday, January 6, with a post from Christy Crawford.

     

     

    Broken up into three categories (math, literacy, and other), here are the choices cited by readers over the past week. If an author was not included, I did not include it as well. Removed from the list were any books cited in my last post. 

     

    Professional Literature: Math Choices

     

    Math Solutions, Marilyn Burns

    Teaching Elementary Mathematics, Jon Can de Walle

    EdThoughts: What We Know About Mathematics Teaching and Learning

    Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics Grades K-3, John A. Van de Walle and LouAnn H. Lovin

     

    Professional Literature: Literacy Choices

     

    Cafe and Daily Five- Cited the most, by far, over any other book recommendation

    The Book Whisperer, Donalyn Miller (cited multiple times)

    Guiding Readers and Writers Grades 3-6, Fountas and Pinnell (cited more than once)

    Wonderous Words, Katie Wood Ray (cited more than once)

    Strategies That Work (cited multiple times)

    Words Their Way

    Action Strategies for Deepening Comprehension, Jeffrey Wilhelm v

    Revisiting the Reading Workshop, Barbara Orehovec and Marybeth Alley

    Already Ready: Nurturing Writers in Preschool and Kindergarten, Katie Wood Ray and M. Glover

    What to Read When, Pam Allyn

    Reading Magic, Mem Fox

    Reading with Meaning, Debbie Miller (cited more than once) 

    Igniting a Passion for Reading, Steven Layne (cited more than once)

    Mosaic of Thought (cited more than once)

    Make it Real: Strategies for Success with Informational Texts, Linda Hoyt

    Teaching Writing That Matters: Tools and Projects That Motivate Adolescent Writers, Chris Gallagher and Amy Lee

    Razzle Dazzle Writing and The Writing Menu, Melissa Forney

    The Art of Teaching Reading, Lucy Calkins

    Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing Through Children's Literature (K-6), Lynne R. Dorfman and Rose Cappelli

    KidWriting

    How to Get Your Child to Love Reading, Esme Codell

    The Next Step in Guided Reading

    No More, I'm Done, Jennifer Jacobson

    Awakening the Heart, Georgia Heard

    The Revision Toolkit, Georgia Heard

    Nonfiction Matters, Stephanie Harvey and Ann Goudvis

    Comprehension and Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action, Harvey and Daniels

    Interactive Think-Alouds, Lori Ozkus

    Reciprocal Teaching at Work, Lori D. Oczkus

    Launching the Writing Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide in Photographs, Denise Leograndis

    Trait-Based Mini-Lessons for Teaching Writing Grades 2-4

    I Can Write Like That!

     

    Professional Literature: Classroom Management/Other

     

    Classroom Instruction That Works, Robert Marzano

    Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Teaching, Robyn R. Jackson

    Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers, Debbie Silver

    32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny, Phillip Done

    Yardsticks, Chip Wood

    Teaching with Love and Logic, Jim Fay and David Funk

    First Days of School, Harry Wong

    Classroom Spaces that Work, Responsive Education

    Teacher Man, Frank McCourt

    Any book by author Becky Bailey

    Ghosts from the Nursery, Tracing the Roots of Voilence, Robin Karr-Morse

    The First Six Weeks of School, Paula Denton and Roxann Kriete

    How Full is Your Bucket?, Tom Rath

    Putting the I Back Into Team

    I Choose to Stay, Salome Thomas-El

    Positive Discipline for the Classroom

    Dinah Zike's foldable books

    25 Quick Formative Assessment for a Differentiated Classroom, Judith Dodge

    Test Talk, Amy H. Green and Glennon Doyle Metlon

    Teach Like a Champion, Doug Lemov (cited more than once)

     

    And the Professional Book Winners Are...

     

     

    Ralph Fletcher- Poetry Matters comment #4/#15 Melissa

    Katie Wood Ray — About the Authors comment #51 Kim Smythe

     Janet Angelillo — Grammar Study comment #14 Eileen

    Ralph Fletcher — Boy Writers  comment #119 Leah McDermott

    Debbie Miller — Reading with Meaning  comment #105- Elizabeth Davis

     

    Rafe Esquith — Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire comment #33 Lauren

    Rafe Esquith- There Are No Shortcuts - comment #99 Kelly

    Kathy Collins — Growing Readers (signed) comment # 39 Amanda Nickerson

    Harvey Daniels and Steven Zemelman — Subjects Matter: Every Teacher's Guide to Content-Area Reading - comment #21 Wendy

    Ellin Oliver Keene — Mosaic of Thought comment #85 Jill Esposito

    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics — Cartoon Corner (asked about in my last post) comment #37 Cathy Manning

     

    Congratulations and thank you to everyone that contributed and shared their ideas! If you included an email, I will email you later this evening. If you didn't include an email, you have one week to post it here. I will be sending out the books early next week. 

     

    Best wishes to you! Again, Top Teaching will return January 6 with a post from Christy Crawford.

     

     

     

    The results are in! Eleven lucky readers will be receiving a free professional book from my personal library. In the process more than sixty book recommendations were cited by readers as motivating and inspiring resources in the classroom.

    The results are in! Eleven lucky readers will be receiving a free professional book from my personal library. In the process more than sixty book recommendations were cited by readers as motivating and inspiring resources in the classroom. Rather than scroll through the comment section of my last post, I have created a master list for you to use here. 

    Photo: One lucky reader won a signed copy of Growing Readers by Kathy Collins. 

    Note: Top Teaching will resume Thursday, January 6, with a post from Christy Crawford.

     

     

    Broken up into three categories (math, literacy, and other), here are the choices cited by readers over the past week. If an author was not included, I did not include it as well. Removed from the list were any books cited in my last post. 

     

    Professional Literature: Math Choices

     

    Math Solutions, Marilyn Burns

    Teaching Elementary Mathematics, Jon Can de Walle

    EdThoughts: What We Know About Mathematics Teaching and Learning

    Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics Grades K-3, John A. Van de Walle and LouAnn H. Lovin

     

    Professional Literature: Literacy Choices

     

    Cafe and Daily Five- Cited the most, by far, over any other book recommendation

    The Book Whisperer, Donalyn Miller (cited multiple times)

    Guiding Readers and Writers Grades 3-6, Fountas and Pinnell (cited more than once)

    Wonderous Words, Katie Wood Ray (cited more than once)

    Strategies That Work (cited multiple times)

    Words Their Way

    Action Strategies for Deepening Comprehension, Jeffrey Wilhelm v

    Revisiting the Reading Workshop, Barbara Orehovec and Marybeth Alley

    Already Ready: Nurturing Writers in Preschool and Kindergarten, Katie Wood Ray and M. Glover

    What to Read When, Pam Allyn

    Reading Magic, Mem Fox

    Reading with Meaning, Debbie Miller (cited more than once) 

    Igniting a Passion for Reading, Steven Layne (cited more than once)

    Mosaic of Thought (cited more than once)

    Make it Real: Strategies for Success with Informational Texts, Linda Hoyt

    Teaching Writing That Matters: Tools and Projects That Motivate Adolescent Writers, Chris Gallagher and Amy Lee

    Razzle Dazzle Writing and The Writing Menu, Melissa Forney

    The Art of Teaching Reading, Lucy Calkins

    Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing Through Children's Literature (K-6), Lynne R. Dorfman and Rose Cappelli

    KidWriting

    How to Get Your Child to Love Reading, Esme Codell

    The Next Step in Guided Reading

    No More, I'm Done, Jennifer Jacobson

    Awakening the Heart, Georgia Heard

    The Revision Toolkit, Georgia Heard

    Nonfiction Matters, Stephanie Harvey and Ann Goudvis

    Comprehension and Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action, Harvey and Daniels

    Interactive Think-Alouds, Lori Ozkus

    Reciprocal Teaching at Work, Lori D. Oczkus

    Launching the Writing Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide in Photographs, Denise Leograndis

    Trait-Based Mini-Lessons for Teaching Writing Grades 2-4

    I Can Write Like That!

     

    Professional Literature: Classroom Management/Other

     

    Classroom Instruction That Works, Robert Marzano

    Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Teaching, Robyn R. Jackson

    Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers, Debbie Silver

    32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny, Phillip Done

    Yardsticks, Chip Wood

    Teaching with Love and Logic, Jim Fay and David Funk

    First Days of School, Harry Wong

    Classroom Spaces that Work, Responsive Education

    Teacher Man, Frank McCourt

    Any book by author Becky Bailey

    Ghosts from the Nursery, Tracing the Roots of Voilence, Robin Karr-Morse

    The First Six Weeks of School, Paula Denton and Roxann Kriete

    How Full is Your Bucket?, Tom Rath

    Putting the I Back Into Team

    I Choose to Stay, Salome Thomas-El

    Positive Discipline for the Classroom

    Dinah Zike's foldable books

    25 Quick Formative Assessment for a Differentiated Classroom, Judith Dodge

    Test Talk, Amy H. Green and Glennon Doyle Metlon

    Teach Like a Champion, Doug Lemov (cited more than once)

     

    And the Professional Book Winners Are...

     

     

    Ralph Fletcher- Poetry Matters comment #4/#15 Melissa

    Katie Wood Ray — About the Authors comment #51 Kim Smythe

     Janet Angelillo — Grammar Study comment #14 Eileen

    Ralph Fletcher — Boy Writers  comment #119 Leah McDermott

    Debbie Miller — Reading with Meaning  comment #105- Elizabeth Davis

     

    Rafe Esquith — Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire comment #33 Lauren

    Rafe Esquith- There Are No Shortcuts - comment #99 Kelly

    Kathy Collins — Growing Readers (signed) comment # 39 Amanda Nickerson

    Harvey Daniels and Steven Zemelman — Subjects Matter: Every Teacher's Guide to Content-Area Reading - comment #21 Wendy

    Ellin Oliver Keene — Mosaic of Thought comment #85 Jill Esposito

    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics — Cartoon Corner (asked about in my last post) comment #37 Cathy Manning

     

    Congratulations and thank you to everyone that contributed and shared their ideas! If you included an email, I will email you later this evening. If you didn't include an email, you have one week to post it here. I will be sending out the books early next week. 

     

    Best wishes to you! Again, Top Teaching will return January 6 with a post from Christy Crawford.

     

     

     

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