Suggested Readings: Texts Section
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* denotes books that are referenced in Suggested Readings for several sections.
|From Section 3: “The A of ARC: Afford Access to a Wide Variety of Print” (pp. 34-48), and “The C of ARC: Afford as Much Choice as Possible” (pp. 61-750)||*Marinak, Barbara A., & Gambrell, Linda B. (2016). No More Reading for Junk: Best Practices for Motivating Readers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.||Practical suggestions about providing wide access and appropriate choices in independent reading|
|Chapter 5: Creating Classroom Libraries (pp. 75-84)||*Morgan, Denise N., Mraz, Maryann, Padak, Nancy D., & Rasinski, Timothy. (2009). Independent Reading: Practical Strategies for Grades K-3. New York: The Guilford Press.||Helpful information about establishing classroom libraries, including “starter” book lists and websites that give book recommendations.|
|Bates, Celeste C., Klein, Adria, Schubert, Barbara, McGee, Lea, Anderson, Nancy, Dorn, Linda, McClure, Erin, & Huber Ross, Rachael (2017). E‐Books and E‐Book Apps: Considerations for Beginning Readers. The Reading Teacher (70) pp. 401–411
|Support in selecting digital texts for beginning readers.|
|“Support Choice: Teach Students How to Choose Books” (pp. 49 – 57) especially Figure 3-4, Questions to Consider When Guiding Student Choice.||*Miller, Debbie, & Moss, Barbara. (2013). No More Independent Reading Without Support. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.||An important discussion of the nuances of selecting “just right” books beyond simply attending to levels.|
|Mrs. Zimmerman’s Learning Conservatory: Websites to Learn About New Books
|One teacher’s excellent list of websites that review children’s books.|
|From Chapter 2: Structures and Routines (pp. 28-31) (Book Choice)
From Chapter 3: Classroom Libraries (pp. 93-105)
|*Reading with Power and Passion: Resources to Support Independent Reading.
https://www.weteachnyc.org/resources/collection/independent-reading/. Download “Independent Reading Collection” and the book will be included.
|Suggestions about supporting student book choice, including websites with book recommendations, some by children
Suggestions and many lists to support building a robust classroom library
Independent Reading Module. https://readingrecovery.clemson.edu/home/k-2-literacy-resources/