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“Beach-worthy” Professional Books! #Bookaday

We’ve been hearing about CYBERPD and CARPD… what about BEACHPD? A friend once asked us, “What professional book would you bring to the beach to read?” We were confused by the question so he

Revising Our Reading Life – New Ways to Find Books to Read

Revising Our Reading Life – New Ways to Find Books to Read

    When we decided to begin a few book challenges – It’s Monday, What are you Reading, the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge and the 10 for10 Picture Book Challenge, we had to figure out new

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

13 Words By Lemony Snicket and Maira Kalman After we read this book we asked friends, family, colleagues and students, “Will you read this book?  What do you think it means?”   Of course, each person we

READING IN THE WILD – #CYBERPD – PART 3

READING IN THE WILD – #CYBERPD – PART 3

A big thank you to our cyber friends – Cathy Mere, Laura Komos, and Michelle Nero for hosting this year’s #CYBERPD.  We have learned so much from rereading Reading in the Wild and from

It’s Monday! Here is What We Have Been Reading!

The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern is a book that will stay with you for a long time after you close it and put it back on the shelf. We have found

Magic of Formative Assessment Twitter Chat Archive

Cyberspace was filled with postitive voices around assessment Thursday night! Tweets about the importance of listening to and observing our readers in the moment of  learning.   Tweets emphasizing the need to use assessment to find

Tomorrow is our Formative Assessment Twitter Chat – July 17 8:00pm EST — #t4tchat

Tomorrow is our Formative Assessment Twitter Chat – July 17 8:00pm EST — #t4tchat

Since this is our first time hosting a twitter chat we thought it was important to find some mentor “chats” to study the craft. Who could help us? We immediately turned to our cyber

Reading in the Wild – #CYBERPD – Part 2

Reading in the Wild – #CYBERPD – Part 2

A big thank you to our cyber friends Cathy Mere, Laura Komos, and Michelle Nero for hosting this year’s #CYBERPD.  We are excited to reread Donalyn Miller’s book, Reading in the Wild and to

Formative Assessment – The Magical Solution #t4tchat

Formative Assessment – The Magical Solution #t4tchat

    Join us this Thursday, July 17 from 8:00-9:00 pm EST for our twitter chat. Here is the link to the questions we plan to use for the chat: http://bit.ly/1tG2pRM Please send us any additional ideas, questions or

We Love This New Book by Peter Brown!

My Teacher is a Monster! This is a talkworthy text! We can just hear the shrieks of laughter, the cautious “Oooohs” and the wondering “Hmmmmmms” when our students first read this text. How will they