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Reading about reading

I just bought 3 professional books to read BEFORE school starts! YIKES! What was I thinking? Wouldn’t it be easier to just swim and lay in the sun all day? Or go to the movies? Or claim a stomach virus and lay on the couch and read for “pleasure” all day? But I have got it in my mind that I am going to revamp my teaching of reading this year so I NEED to read these 3 books-I’ve got to read these 3 books-I am GOING to read these 3 books! 🙂

Conferring With Readers Supporting Each Student’s Growth and Independence by Jennifer Serravallo

 This should hopefully help me with my individual conferring with students that I plan on doing.

Conferring: The Keystone of Reader’s Workshop by Patrick Allen

 This is another great one to help me understand how to confer with students.

SIDENOTE: There is an ongoing book study chat on twitter about this book-in fact the next chat is tomorrow night (Monday, July 25th) at 8pm CST. #cyberpd is the twitter hashtag for this book chat. http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23cyberpd

If I’m not mistaken, I think Patrick Allen himself will be on the chat tomorrow night.


Laura Candler’s Power Reading Workshop by Laura Candler

 I am super excited about this one-she also has a great website: http://www.lauracandler.com/

You can buy the book directly from her website if you go to this page:



I guess I have my work cut out for me! Do you have any professional books that you have read this summer or planning to read before school starts?????


4 thoughts on “Reading about reading

  1. I’m also hoping to read Laura Candler’s book. I’d love to get a look at some Laura Robb stuff too – she’s done a lot with teaching reading in the content areas and in middle school. I need to learn what being a 6th grader (middle schooler in most places) is like.

    • I haven’t read any of Laura Robb’s books, but I took part in a scholastic webinar this past spring where they interviewed her-it was neat. She’s very practical, too. I might have to put her on my list! 🙂

  2. One of my coworkers read Conferring with Readers this year (in a book study) and she really enjoyed it. It’s on my list for next summer (I still have 2 more books to get through this summer).

    • I’m not really sure how many more books I have to get through before school starts-I’m at the beach and taking a break (well, sort of). 🙂

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