Summer Reading List

I'm joining Marie from The Hands-On Teacher in First for a summer reading list linky party. 
I just signed up to complete National Board Certification! I'm so excited and SO terrified, but like my nail lady says "Never try, never know" so I'm going for it! 
I have two teaching related books in my Amazon cart right now 

First is The Next Step in Guided Reading by Jan Richardson. I've heard good things about this book and you never know what you might learn.

The next is a book I had never heard of until my friend Wendy mentioned it. I'm curious so that's made it on my list too. It's 100 Minutes: Making Every Minute Count in the Literacy Block by Lisa Donohue. I think there is a blogger out there planning a books study on this as well.

I have been waiting to read the last book in the Millennium Trilogy. I don't want the series to end!

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest!

But I'm waiting until vacation because I'm a SUPER fast reader and at least on vacation we're busy doing other things so I can make the book last! The whole series is dark and suspenseful and incredibly well written. You can't even guess the twists and turns in plot. SO DARN GOOD!

I'm always game for more book suggestions! Link up with Marie so I can add more to my summer reading list.


  1. I just ordered "The Next Step in Guided Reading" too. Waiting for it to arrive just in time for summer break!

    ABCs and Polkadots

  2. I am starting National Board Certification too! I'm very excited because I've been thinking about doing it for years but just never felt like the timing was right. I'm very scared too because it's such a big deal and I really want to do well. Good luck! I look forward to your posts about your progress.

  3. Thank you for linking up! I've heard GREAT things about 100 Minutes...may need to check that one out!!!!