#SOL21: Summer Learning

Reading. Wriing. Thinking.

So many great books out there.

What am I reading this summer?

Here are some of the professional books that I shared with the “BookLove” community last week!

What I am rereading . . .

RereadsThe Responsive Writing Teacher, Grades K-5 : A Hands-on Guide to Child- Centered, Equitable Instruction by Corter, Kelsey Marie (9781071840641) |  BrownsBfS

New Reads . . .


Speakers that I am listening to . . .

What are you reading? writing? thinking? What are you listening to? How is your plan working? Are you working your plan?


Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this weekly forum.

Check out the writers and readers here.

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9 responses

  1. Even though I heard you talk about this on Book Love it was great to see it here and reflect. Do you think Start Here Start Now would be as powerful even being very far away from the US? Reading, writing, thinking is how I am spending my summer:)

    1. Yes. I think it will be powerful in different ways. Critical to be inclusive for sure!

  2. I appreciate that you start with what you are re-reading. Once is not enough, for much of this reading, right? And you challenge us to relate a plan and to check in on how we are meeting our goals.

    1. I am always re-reading.
      Great books are treasures.
      They deserve or is it demand re-reading to add in the next layer of meaning.

      And goals,/ plans fascinate me… if students need them, perhaps we also need them!

  3. There are so many good reads out there. Rereading is a must because so many valuable ideas can be missed the first time through. Taking what is read and adapting it to our own specific situation is what helps us grow and reach our students.

    1. Yes, so many good reads and so much rereading to be done!

  4. Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski | Reply

    I love how you are such a committed learner, Fran! So awesome!

  5. A treasure trove of resources, indeed – I have several of these books and have been contemplating A History of Literacy Education as a probably necessary purchase. As for re-reading … a vital recommendation, for no matter how hungry we are for a work or a topic, we cannot absorb and retain it all the first time! Any good book is worth rereading many times over, whether for edification or sheer enjoyment. And it’s such an underused or misapplied strategy, sometimes. See how many chords you strike for me today!

    1. What a response, bless you!
      So many non-book readers … “just tell me what to do” until the next person says something different!
      Thanks so much!

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