Summer is fast approaching for us. It may already be here for you! It’s time to gather books to read over the summer. Since this is a unique summer with COVID, we don’t have big travel plans. I may have time to read more than I usually get through. I have broken down what I am planning to read over the summer into two categories; just for fun and professional learning.
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Just For Fun Reads
The first summer read on my agenda is The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. My son and I have really enjoyed the Hunger Game series, so we are both going to read this one.
Another just for fun book I am excited to read is Summer Longing by Jamie Brenner. The title and cover having me longing for a beach getaway, which may not happen this summer. This book was recommended by a friend and it has great online line reviews. Have you read it?
Professional Development Reads
In addition to pleasure reads, I also like to read books that will help me grow professionally. What I love about reading professional book is that I can read them in chunks sporadically throughout the summer. I don’t feel like I need to read them straight through. Sometimes I may just read parts of the book.
First up is Purposeful Play by Mraz, Porcelli and Tyler. Since I moved to kindergarten last year, I have had this book on my wishlist. Play is such an important part of learning and I am excited to read more on this topic.
The next book on my professional development list is A Fresh Look At Phonics by Wiley Belvins. This is another book with high reviews online and from teachers I follow on social media. I am always looking to brush up on my reading instruction.
Past Summer Reads
If you are looking for some more ideas, be sure to check out past summer reads.