Recommended Resources

We live in an amazing time, where all the worlds best teaching resources are just a click away. It is something we're all so accustomed to now, but I think it's important to be grateful for all the wonderful books and strategies we have at our finger tips as teachers.

The difficulty then becomes sorting the best resources from the thousands of mediocre ones - which we have all bought before.

This page is intended to bring together some of our tried and true teaching resources that we highly recommend. - Matt and Hayley

The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers

This best selling book by Jennifer Serravallo is loaded with 300 strategies for teaching reading skills to your students, what ever their reading level is. Crucially it is also highly effective regardless of the type of reading program and materials that you use in your class. There is a reason this book has 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon!

National Geographic Readers

These fantastic little books are available featuring dozens of different animals - such as this one about tigers, and in 4 different reading levels - and my classes have just loved them. They're the perfect thing to get reluctant readers engaged and excited to get reading each day.

The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading : An Assess-Decide-Guide Framework for Supporting Every Reader

We haven't seen a better resource covering the topic of Guided Reading than this wonderful publication by Jan Richardson. It is that great blend of detail and substance, but presented in a highly practical and straightforward way - with all the planning and resources you need to make Guided Reading fun and effective in your class. If you're wanting to use Guided Reading in your class, you really need to take a look at this on Amazon right now.

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