Still, I should probably do more of it.
This is currently my to-read list, all of which I picked up from teacher blogs...I think.
- Gallo's From Hinton to Hamlet
- Potter's Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook
- Trenga's The Curious Case of the Misplaced Modifier
I spotted Harvey Daniels' Mini-Lessons for Literature Circles and want to give that a go. Anyone have experience with it or could recommend a book for Literature Circles? I really like the idea of LCs but have yet to really figure out an ideal way to use them -- kids didn't always stay on topic, treat the discussion seriously, or even speak up within their groups in the past. Better than I had feared, but still...it seemed like it was lacking something. So, there. Lit Circles. Any helpful texts or suggestions?