My school and district has moved in the Lucy Calkins Writers Workshop direction recently, and we've put together a nifty crew of folks that compile The Literacy Committee.
Part of our crew is currently in NYC learning from Lucy and the fine folks at The Teachers College. I'm jealous, but I get to go in August, and I'm getting a little antsy!
Over the summer months, we have given ourselves an "assignment" of sorts. As a crew, we developed a list of books that we feel enhances and supports the Writers Workshop model and we've dedicated ourselves to the task of reading FIVE BOOKS over the summer months! Holy cow! What were we thinking?
You should have seen us going through the "buffet line of books!" We each picked up the five books and then it was like a room full of "kids in the candy store!" You know how we teachers love our books... :)
These are the books on our summer reading schedule:
I'm a bit partial to How's It Going? since this is the one that my team and I are "going deep" with!
My group is reading How's It Going? by Carl Anderson. We're going to have some discussions here and also at a Today's Meet that I have set up at http://todaysmeet.com/conferring
We'd love to have you join in...either here on this blog or at Today's Meet!
Hope your summer is just smashing!