Our Favorite PD Books!
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We are always looking for inspiration. Here are some amazing PD books we have recently read and have found just that. They are in no particular order. Happy Reading!!
Keeping the Wonder By: Abby Gross, Staci Lamb, Ashley Bible, and Jenna Copper
This is a great read to bring a little more wonder into your teaching and your classroom.
Teach like a Pirate by: Dave Burgess
This book offers innovative ideas, techniques, and inspiration.
The Playful Classroom
By: Jed Dearbury and Julie P. Jones
This book will have you bringing the art, creativity, and laughter into your classroom. (This is one of Meg's favorite books.)
Because of a Teacher by: George Couros
Don't Ditch That Tech
by: Angelia Ridgway, Matt Miller, and Nate Ridgway
This book does a great job to provide teachers with the ideas for devices in the classroom to be used to meet student needs.
We use a wide variety of resources when planning our integrated framework units/lessons. Here you will find our must haves for planning.
We have found a way to effectively plan our integrated units using this planner. This planner will provide you with the steps we take when planning as well as a place for your daily plans and ideas. Below is our sample planner. If you would like the full version contact us.
The Ramped-Up Read Aloud by: Maria Walther
This book is full of lessons to use with picture books to support your reading and writing curriculum. Walther's has done an excellent job providing lesson ideas for all different levels.
Reading Strategies and Writing Strategies
by: Jennifer Serravallo
These books have TONS of lessons, anchor charts, and much more. These books are laid out for teachers to easily find a lesson to support any skill.
Comprehension Connections by: Tanny McGregor
This book does a great job providing intro lessons with hands-on and visual support to comprehension strategies.
Patterns of Power By: Jeff Anderson and Whitney LaRocca
In just 10 minutes a day you can teach your students different grammar and convections in writing. They have a book for grade Pre-k through 8 and bilingual.