Recently, my reading life has become centered around the new Units of Study for Teaching Reading from Lucy Calkins and the team at Teachers College Reading and Writing Project.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to spend the week in New York City at the Coaching Institute for Reading at Teachers College. It is an amazing opportunity and I was fortunate to be accepted into the Institute as well as be a part of a team sent to the training by my school district.
Though I don't have a regular blog post for today, please know that I haven't forgotten about nonfiction picture books. Just last week, I had the opportunity to spend time with second and third grade teachers planning out the Writing Unit for Information Writing. Before I left, I pulled together my bins of nonfiction picture books that these teachers could borrow in order to immerse their students in the wonder of nonfiction books and to use these books as mentor texts.
In addition to reading the Units of Study in preparation for the Coaching Institute, I have also been reading WRITERS AS READERS by Lester Laminack and Reba M. Wadsworth.
So, what are you reading and how are you sharing them with young readers?
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