Like many of you, I am one of those teachers who uses her summer break to get ready for next year. Sure, there is lots of rest (naps!), relaxation and FUN, but I also use these weeks to learn new things for next year. I love to read and I have a stack of professional books I hope to get through. Here are just a few:
I have actually read about half of this book by Jeff Anderson already and it is so amazing that I am going to start over and take notes. Seriously, if you are looking for some great ways to take your writing instruction to the next level, this is a must read!
When I saw this book on Amazon, I looked at the preview. After the first five pages of the preview, I had already written down two ideas I wanted to use. Can't wait to read the rest!
Since we are moving towards standards based grading next year, I want to do more with learning targets. This book will help.
On Wednesday, I will be heading to Indiana for the All Write Summer Institute "Daring Greatly." While this is a smaller literacy conference, the line up of presenters isn't. Here is who I will see:
I will post about my experiences at the conference, but if you want to know what happens when it happens, follow me on Twitter @laffinteach.
Not bad for my first week of break!
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