With 26 days of school left I am encouraging myself to stay as excited as possible! I have been busy letting my mind plan and re-plan next year as if I know my teaching assignment yet! I have been keeping a notebook of my future ideas both for a classroom teacher and a reading interventionist. I have officially determined that I want to be a workshop teacher. As much as I heart guided reading and all that if offers, the thought that I would meet individually with my students more often was intriguing. My fiancée who also happens to be a teacher, first grade to be exact, implemented the CAFE model this year in his room. I am blown away at the progress his children have made in the first grade and ponder why are more teacher NOT implementing the workshop model?!?!? I have created a list of must read books or books I want to re-read for over the summer...you know in between our wedding, second reception, honeymoon, Responsive Classroom training, PBIS coach training and anything else I get signed up for!
Let me know what you have thought of these books or if you have any other suggestions!!!
CAFE- The Sisters
Daily Five- The Sisters
Around the Reading Workshop in 180 days by: Frank Serafini- One of my Master's professors!
Guiding Readers and Writers- Fountas and Pinnell
Writing Workshop by Ralph Fletcher and JoAnn Portalupi
A Writer's Notebook by Ralph Fletcher