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Revisiting My Favorite Teaching Books

by Jen Moyers (@jen.loves.books)

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After four years of working in instructional technology, I'm teaching English again, and so I'm beginning to revisit some of my favorite books about teaching (and, specifically, teaching English, reading, and writing). For those of you who are teachers—or parents or other adults helping children outside of school—here are some books to check out.

Another thing to check out? Our new Teaching Tidbits episodes! We launched this new series last week, with Sara's focus on own voices books.

I'd love to know: what books would you add to my list?

Penny Kittle's Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing and

Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers

Kelly Gallagher's Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It and In the Best Interest of Students: Staying True to What Works in the ELA Classroom

Penny Kittle and Kelly Gallagher's 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents

Donalyn Miller's The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child and Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits

Barry Lane's Why We Must Run With Scissors: Voice Lesson in Persuasive Writing and After THE END, Second Edition: Teaching and Learning Creative Revision

Jim Burke's Reading Reminders: Tools, Tips, and Techniques

Carol Jago's With Rigor for All: Teaching the Classics to Contemporary Students

Teri Lesesne's Reading Ladders: Leading Students from Where They Are to Where We'd Like Them to Be

Steven L. Layne's In Defense of Read-Aloud: Sustaining Best Practice

Ellin Oliver Keene and Susan Zimmerman's Mosaic of Thought: The Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction, 2nd Edition

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