Friday, January 6, 2012

Go To Teaching Book

Stephanie over at Teaching in Room 6 is having a linky party.  What book is your "go to" teacher book?
It was somewhat difficult to pick just one, but I think it would have to be Reading With Meaning by Debbie Miller--This book is amazing and changed the way I taught reading.  Reading it doesn't feel like a text book, nor does it give you step by step curriculum.  She is quite the inspiring lady.

Two books that are not so specific with instruction topics, but have been instrumental in how I talk to kids are The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller and Learning to Trust by Marilyn Watson.



  1. I'll have to look into these three books. Thanks for sharing.

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

  2. My Reading with Meaning is so dogeared, pages are falling out of it, it's a mess but well loved. Have you ever seen the video series to go along with that book? Oh my gosh, our school district has them for teachers to check out. I spent one whole weekend drooling over Debbie Miller and her teaching. {That and her adorable classroom}

    The teachers in my building are reading The Book Whisperer right now in book club. Can't wait to start reading. I've heard a lot of people talk abou how it has changed them as a teacher. Love the prospects of that!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  3. Hi Ms.Foote,
    I have sent you the Liebster Blog Award. I love the books comment. I can't wait to read the Book Whisperer...I heard it is great!
    1-Head to my blog and right click on the Liebster Blog Award. Click on "save as" and add it to whatever photo album you have.
    2- Go into your blog set-up & click on "design". There will be an area that says "add a gadget". Click on that. A lot of options will come up, but choose "picture". It will then prompt you to choose a picture to add. Select the Liebster Award.
    3-You can move it anywhere on your blog by just clicking on "picture" and sliding it around.
    Hope this helps!!!
    I am not sure how to link my blog (I am new to this, I think you can click on my name above and you'll see Joyful Learning In KC. If not here is my blog

  4. Thank you so much for linking up! I have the Book Whisperer sitting on my desk, waiting to be opened and read. I will definitely have to get on that!

    Teaching in Room 6

  5. love your blog and I am your newest follower!


  6. I love Debbie Miller's book. It's less than two feet away from me as we speak. I've got "The Book Whisperer" too, but I haven't read it yet. Looks like a great read. (I'm you're newest follower!)
    Forever in First

  7. Tammy so glad you found me:-) I will follow you as well:-)

  8. Holly-

    I have seen the videos. I love them and it really helps make her book credible, because you see it happening.

  9. So glad I found your blog today! Reading with Meaning and The Book Whisperer are two of my favorites! :) I also LOVE how you had the best 2nd grade teacher ever, me too! That's how I became one :) I can tell we have a lot in common and look forward to reading more of your great ideas and suggestions :) Have a happy Sunday!

    Lisa :) (new follower)
    Made in the Shade in Second Grade

  10. Thanks Lisa! I am following your blog too!