Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Who Says Teachers Have the Summer Off? Book Clubs in Session and a Summer Reading Linky!

Summer is here for most of us! I have already seen a ton of blog posts and facebook comments about summer reading taking place. The best part about summer is this is the time when we finally have time to enjoy some books: professional reading or personal reading.

Many of us here at ATUE are participating in some awesome book clubs this summer. Not only are the books chosen rich with knowledge and very relevant to today's teaching, but they are perfect for upper grade teachers. We even have something for (hopefully) everyone with a literacy book and a math book.

First up, 4mulafun, MissMathDork, Fourth Grade Studio and Teaching to Inspire in 5th will be hosting a math book. This book written by NCTM President, Linda Gojak's is called What's Your Math Problem?  

Here are the scheduled dates for this book club:

Next, we have some Common Core literacy action going on with Teaching with the Common Core Standards (Grades 3-5). (When you get to Amazon the picture shows that it is the K-2 book, but it really is the 3-5 book).

Here are the dates for this book club:

And here is the reading schedule. Each chapter will be hosted by one of the following amazing bloggers:

An Educator's Life
Chapter 1 Host

Teaching to Inspire in 5th
Chapter 2 Host

 Right Down the Middle” style=
Chapter 3 Host

Little Red Schoolhouse
Chapter 4 Host

Teaching to Inspire in 5th
Chapter 5 Host

An Educator's Life
Chapter 6 Host

Chapter 7 Host

Little Red Schoolhouse
Chapter 8 Host

Chapter 9 Host

Out of This World Literacy
Chapter 10 Host

We hope that you will join us as we explore these books! Even if you don't buy the book, check out the posts for some fabulous information and get in on the discussions.

Have any professional summer reading plans? If you do, we invite you to link up with us! You can be either hosting a book club, participating in a book club, or reading on your own. Link up your blog post below and grab the graphic above to put on your post! It would be wonderful and in true collaborative spirit if you commented on some of the other blogs linked up. We can't wait to read about what YOU are reading about!



  1. Summer Reading is always a must for me in the summer and I am so excited to share what I am reading this summer. Thanks for hosting this linky.

    Shepherd's Shining Stars

    1. Thanks for sharing what you are reading. It looks like a great read! I hope you will be posting about it on your blog. :)
      -Mr. Hughes
      An Educator's Life

  2. Thank you for hosting this linky. Some great reads...and we can all jump around and learn bits and pieces. Have a great summer.

  3. This summer will definitely be a smorgasbord of professional learning. I'm looking forward to it!

  4. Great idea! I can't wait to read everyone else's posts! I linked up the Google page for the book study I am hosting!

    Eclectic Educating

  5. For people wanting something LATER in the summer, my second book study will start later in July...on "Minds on Mathematics". :)

  6. I can't wait to get started on our book study!!


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