#SOL16: What are you planning to read?

New professional books in the field of literacy are headed your way this spring from the following authors: Stacey Shubitz; Jan Miller Burkins and Kim Yaris; Kate and Maggie Roberts, Dana Johanson and Sonja Cherry-Paul; and Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey and John Hattie.  Get ready for some amazing learning!

Stacey, Two Writing Teachers, has this book out from Stenhouse this spring:  Craft Moves: Lesson Sets for Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts.  Stacey blogged about her book here.


Jan and Kim’s book (available May 2nd from Stenhouse):

Who's doing the work

Kate and Maggie’s book (available April from Heinemann):

Do it yourself

Dana and Sonja’s book also available in April from Heinemann :

flip your writing workshop

And from Doug, Nancy and John (March, Corwin Press):

visible learning for literacy

Coming later this year a new book from Vickie Vinton . . .

Waiting is so hard . . . sometimes waiting on “new friends” is harder than waiting on Christmas.

Where will you start?

What books are on your professional reading list?

Do you share “your reading plans” with your students?

(*Truth: I have some 2015 books to finish soon to clear the decks for spring break reading!)



Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Thank you, Anna, Betsy, Beth, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Stacey, and Tara. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.  Get ready to share your writerly life in one week with the March Slice of Life Challenge!


26 responses

  1. Oh my, these all look great. I might need to add another bookshelf! Thanks for sharing these books.

    1. Adrienne,
      It’s only February so I know there will be many, many other great books. But what a great start to 2016!

  2. Wow! What a line up for summer reading and digesting! Waiting is hard!

    1. Waiting means I should finish up the few that are still on the TBR stack. I haven’t made my “re-read” list yet. That will be next!

  3. Fran, thank you for the list of wonderful spring books to read. Have a great day.

    1. You are welcome, Carol! It’s a sunshiney day here!

  4. What an honor to know you have added my book to your list of springtime professional reads. Thank you for the mention Fran.

    1. So anxious to read your book and search out your mentor texts, Stacey!

  5. Even though I am retired I still am drawn to professional books. There is always something new to learn. Thanks for the list of books to be on the lookout for.

    1. Good books are just plain good books! My tax man loves my professional library! ❤

  6. These all look great! I am extra excited about Maggie and Kate’s book because I helped with a lesson for it! I have an anchor chart and student writing sample in it! Another title that is now on my radar is The Big Book Details: 46 Moves for Teaching Writers to Elaborate by Roz Linder. It is out March 3rd. So many books…so little time! Summer can’t get here fast enough.

    1. YAY, YOU!
      I can’t wait to look for your work in the book. Finding Tara’s work in Reading Nonfiction was so MUCH fun as well!

      Thanks for a new title as well!

  7. I need to get started on my list! Your list is the first I have seen for Summer 2016. Other than Stacey’s book I haven’t even thought of any.

    1. Lisa,
      I won’t tell you how many I have pre-ordered (but it is more than 1). And I also won’t tell you that I actually have seen the proofs of another one in order to write a review! (so I don’t have to rush to buy that ONE, but I will need it . . . just because!)

  8. Many wonderful books here, Fran, and yes, waiting is hard! I hope you enjoy every one, and find inspiration in them all.

    1. Linda,
      I believe that Christmas will be here in April! Such a nice assortment from so many experts!

    2. What a great assortment of titles, Linda, with a little bit for everyone. Practical, research-based, practical, and most importantly – wisdom from our friends! ❤

  9. I can’t wait to get my grubby little hands on Stacey’s book and Jan and Kim’s new book!! Can’t wait!

    1. So many resources! Stacey’s is going to be costly because I already know I will want ALL the books NOW! ❤

  10. What a lot of great reading we have to look forward to!

    1. Tara,
      I love professional reading! So much to learn! So much to absorb! ❤

  11. So much to look forward to! I may have to give up sleeping to find time to read all these wonderful books!

    1. Love it, Catherine! I should have said 30 minutes of reading every day during Lent. That would have been perfect! (now I think of it! ARRRGGGH!) ❤

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