Looking for must have book lists and titles to include in your classroom library? It is a pleasure to share some of the popular series and titles at various grade levels. Of course, reading and interest levels are not fixed by age and grade. Many of these titles will appeal to a wide range of readers. Look under this tab, for specific lists by grade level
Some professional resources I turn to?
Catching Readers Before They Fall by Pat Johnson and Katie Keier
Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller
Disrupting Thinking: Why How we Read Matters by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst
No More Independent Reading Without Support by Debbie Miller and Barbara Moss
The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo
To listen to teacher’s questions answered by Jennifer Serravallo, go here These are short podcasts answering questions posed by teachers.
Setting up your classroom library?
I wrote a series on this blog of all the aspects involved in maintaining your classroom library over the summer (or during the year):
On the School Library Journal Blog:
Thinking Outside the Bin: Why labeling books by reading level disempowers young readers
Relevant blog posts:
On my blog:
From Three Teachers Talk:
From Donalyn Miller:
From Literacy for Big Kids (Stacey Riedmiller)
From Travis Crowder:
On the Nerdy Book Club blog:
Cultivating a Reading Community Through Conferences – a video of a Facebook live event with Stacey Riedmiller
From All the Wonders:
From Jennifer Serravallo
From Pernille Ripp: