Books for New & Experienced Teachers

The First Days of School  (Wong & Wong) - This is a classic resource for first year teachers.

What Great Teachers Do Differently (Whitaker) - Todd Whitaker discusses the specifics that separate the great teachers from those that are not.

A Handbook for the Art & Science of Teaching (Marzano & Brown) - A handbook/guide that accompanies Marzano's work on effective instruction. 

Math Focus

How Children Learn Number Concepts (Richardson) - Perfect for the K-2 teacher interested in learning about common misconceptions and how children truly acquire number sense.

5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions (Smith & Stein) - The book targets elementary teachers interested in starting math talks in their classrooms.

Reading/ELA Focus

The Reading Zone  (Atwell) - Nancy Atwell helps teachers build a classroom of readers.

Readicide (Gallaher) - Great read on how we are killing the love of reading in our classrooms.

6 + 1 Traits of Writing: Primary Grades (Culhan) - Focusing on ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation Culhan's book provides direction for teachers, including scoring guides and student work samples.

6 + 1 Traits of Writing: Grades 3 and Up (Culhan) - Focusing on ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation Culhan's book provides direction for teachers, including scoring guides and student work samples.

6 + 1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for Middle School (Culhan) - Focusing on ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation Culhan's book provides direction for teachers, including scoring guides and student work samples.

Other

5 Love Languages of Children  - Want to better understand your students? Learn their love language: quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, physical touch.

Yardsticks (Wood) - This book helps teachers identify milestones that are appropriate for different ages, both academic and social/emotional.

Enhancing Professional Practice (Danielson) - The state of Illinois has adopted the Danielson model for teacher evaluation. This book helps explain that framework.

 

 

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