So our encouragement to you is this --- find a new-to-you title, or ten or twenty and read this summer! Since sticky notes could easily fly away at the beach, we recommend putting one large sticky note in the front jacket cover of the book. As you are reading, if something grabs your attention and you think "that would be awesome for a mini lesson on ________" jot it down in the front. However, if you become so engrossed in reading that you forget all about mini lessons, that's okay too! That experience of being lost in a book is something you will want to share with your students during those long winter days that are bound to come back.
Now the question begging to be answered is: Where to find some great summer reading? We are so glad you asked. Here are a few of our recommendations:
5. Follow TLA on Facebook! We are constantly updating our facebook page to include resources, especially about recent professional and children's books. Follow us and find something you love.
We hope these ideas help catalyze a great summer of reading for you. Let us know what titles you've got in your beach bag in the comments section below!