Do you want to learn more about Reading Workshop? I have included titles of professional resources, relevant blog posts and useful links to help build and organize your classroom library.
Looking for 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?
How to organize a classroom library: 20 points to consider
My classroom library: beyond the books, 10 important features
I wrote a series on this blog of all the aspects involved in maintaining your classroom library over the summer (or during the year):
- Step 1: Relocate
- Step 2: Weed
- Step 3: Additions
- Step 4: The details
- Step 5: Sourcing
NCTE position statement on classroom libraries
On the School Library Journal Blog:
Thinking Outside the Bin: Why labeling books by reading level disempowers young readers
Fountas and Pinnell Say Librarians Should Guide Readers by Interest, Not Level
Five Ways Your Classroom Library Will Sell Itself from Three Teachers Talk
Our Classroom Libraries: Connecting, Stretching, Evolving from Cathy Mere
Curating a Classroom Library by Katherine Sokolowski (for Choice Literacy)
From To Know and Nuture a Reader tips on stocking and organizing your classroom library
Relevant blog posts:
On my blog:
From Three Teachers Talk:
Want to Be a Better Reader? Pick up a Book
Reframing Independent Reading: Can we Start by Not Grading it?
My Classes are only 45 minutes — How Do I Do Workshop?
From Donalyn Miller:
I’ve Got Research. Yes, I Do. I’ve Got Research. How About You?
The Importance of Choice in Fostering Independent Reading
From Literacy for Big Kids (Stacey Riedmiller)
Classroom Theory and Best Practice
Conferring is the Heart of Workshop
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:
Why You Need a Vibrant Classroom Library Episode 2
From Jennifer Serravallo
Getting to Know Your Students as Readers
From Pernille Ripp:
The Reading Rules We Would Never Follow as Adult Readers
On Creating Reading Experiences
A Call for Common Sense Reading Instruction
From Learning at the Primary Pond
What Does Reading Workshop Look Like in the Primary Grades?