Today is the first official day of my summer vacation. Last week, I spent days moving out of my 2nd grade classroom and in some really awesome PDs. So today, I'm spending the day working on my bag of books!
Strategies that Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement
Mindful of Words: Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations 4-8
|by Kathy Ganske|
A few years ago, I took a Word Study graduate class and went home so thankful that I taught 2nd grade. Give me some letter name and within word spellers all day- no problem! That syllable and affixes sorts, shoooo-wee, I'll be the first to admit, it kicked my butt. So guess what the first book I grabbed out of my book room? Yes, indeed! This book is the word study syllables and affixes cheat sheet. Not only does it give you the sorts, it focuses on the patterns and meaning/vocabulary behind the words. A must read/have/reference if you are self-proclaimed SA ignorant like myself. If you do have Letter Name or Within Word spellers, check out Word Sorts and More. It's a great resource for these level spellers, too.
Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics: Developmentally Appropriate Instruction for Grades 3-5
|Van de Walle, Karp, Lovin, and Bay-Williams|
So, hopefully you'll find a great read for the summer! Continue to check out all the other bloggers' suggestions. Don't forget to get some fun reading in, too!