Every year my school has a summer book study. Last summer we studied this awesome resource:
It was such a great read and has really changed my reading workshop/guided reading time for the better!
I was thrilled to discover that many bloggers were reading this book as well! They shared so many great ideas and resources.
You can find them here:
A few years ago we focused on this book:
We found many other teachers using notebooks across the curriculum.
That year my team and I decided to use notebooks in Science, Math, and Reading.
Once I saw this post from Kathryn on her reading notebooks I was sold!! :)
My students and I love our reading notebooks. I love that their learning is captured in one special spot throughout the year. My daughter loved my students' notebooks so much she had me create one for her to use at home! So funny! Here are some of the ways we use our reading notebooks: to join the Book Lovers Club
to set a purpose for reader's workshop
to identify the parts of a book
to practice letter sounds
to reinforce vowels
to study authors' choices
to learn about characters
to stretch out cvc words
and practice spelling
to reinforce using the word wall
and much more! Love, love, love these reading notebooks!