Professional teaching communities
Here are some ways to become part of the professional
English language arts teaching community:
a professional organization. Some possible organizations…
2. Read one professional book a year. See if you can find
other teachers to read the same book as you in order to form a book club.
Some good books include:
Atwell, N. (1989). In the middle: Writing, reading and learning with adolescents. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann/Boynton/Cook.
Daniels, H. (2001). Literature circles: Voice and choice in the student-centered classroom (2nd ed.). Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Fountas, I.C., & Pinnell, G.S. (1996). Guided reading: Good first teaching for all children. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Fountas, I.C., & Pinnell, G.S. (2001). Guiding readers and writers grades 3-6: Teaching comprehension, genre, and content literacy. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Hansen, J. (2001). When writers read (2nd ed.). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Harvey, S., & Goudvis, A. (2000). Strategies that work: Teaching comprehension to enhance understanding. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Hindley, J. (1996). In the company of children. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Miller, D. (2002). Reading with meaning: Teaching comprehension in the primary grades. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Taberski, S. (2000). On solid ground: Strategies for teaching reading K-3. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Zimmermann, S., & Keene, E.O. (1997). Mosaic of thought: Teaching comprehension in a reader’s workshop. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Professional book publisher websites…