August 10th, 2011
It’s always helpful to know what fellow teachers/authors/bloggers think of a particular book before your purchase. So here are three recent reviews from the blogosphere to help you decide.
Gresham Brown at Room 241 reviewed Debbie Miller’s book Reading with Meaning. While the book has been around for a few years, Gresham finds that its ideas and inspiration are still very much relevant in every classroom.
Julie D. Ramsay’s new book “Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing?” got an enthusiastic thumbs up from Dr. Frank Buck on his blog Get Organized! “Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing? contains so much dialogue, I truly felt I was right there in the classroom with the students. I started reading one afternoon and found I was two-thirds of the way through before I could put it down,” he writes.
Franki Sibberson at A Year of Reading says that even though Cris Tovani talks about high school students who struggle with reading in her new book So What Do They Really Know?, “the big issues of assessment, testing, using assessment to inform instruction, student ownership, grading, etc. are all very universal.”