When time is of the essence, busy educators looking to grow as professionals are faced with difficult decisions about what to read. Do they go for the book filled with lesson ideas that will immediately impact their teaching? Or, do they go for something with a strong, theoretical lens which can inform micro-decisions? Fortunately, the best professional books include both.
As many of you know, Corwin recently released two new books by Gravity Goldberg and Renee Houser: What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Nonfiction and What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Fiction. What we love about these books is that they contain the perfect combination of theory and practice! What’s more, Gravity and Renee emphasize the importance of putting students front and center and provide teachers the tools they need to be responsive. In these books, you will find questionnaires, complete lessons, and assessment tools–exactly what you need to help you reflect on what you know about your students and plan amazing instruction to help them meet their goals as readers. As you read these books, evidence of Gravity and Renee’s skill as educators is everywhere, as they anticipate the questions to which teachers will need answers. It’s not often that a book acts as a hardworking teaching partner, but Gravity and Renee did it not only once but twice with these two great titles. These are books that promise to live on your desk, not on your shelf!
We are both excited and honored to be presenting a full-day event titled How Should I Teach Reading Next Year? with Gravity and Renee on Tuesday, May 23 at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey. If you’re in the area, we hope to see you there!