Chapters & Chatter

Attention Staff: Join your fellow co-workers for some professional book talks.  Hosted by Mary Bellavance, Patsy Gendron & Judy Huot  

CHAPTERS & CHATTER REGISTRATION FORM

THE GROWTH MINDSET COACH, K-12 by Annie Brock & H. Hundley (2016) 224 pp
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
3:15-4:45 @BMS LIBRARY
PART 1 – CHAPTERS 1-6
Created by teachers for teachers, this is the ultimate guide for unleashing students’ potential through creative lessons, empowering messages and innovative teaching.

LITERACY TEACHER’S PLAYBOOK, K-2 by Jenn Serravallo (2014) 192 pp
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
3:00-4:30 @JFK LIBRARY
Join us in reading one of the literacy’s hottest works! See how you can deeply understand your students’ literacy needs coupled with the standards. You’ll learn about Jennifer’s four-step protocol, how she designs plans, and her followup to progress monitoring. Serravello shares printable materials through downloads. If you are familiar with this author, be ready for another engaging book!

STRATEGIES THAT WORK, K-8 by Stephanie Harvey & Anne Goudvis (2017) 298 pp
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017
3:15-4:45 @BPS LIBRARY
PART 1 – CHAPTERS 1-8
In this new edition of Strategies That Work, 3rd edition, Harvey & Goudvis share the work and thinking they’ve done since the second edition came out a decade ago and offer new perspectives on how to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers. Includes 30 new lessons, close reading, close listening, text complexity, and critical thinking. Other fully revised chapters focus on digital reading, strategies for integrating comprehension and technology, and comprehension across the curriculum.

THE GROWTH MINDSET COACH, K-12
PART 2 – CHAPTERS 7-12

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
3:15-4:45 @BMS LIBRARY
See Part 1 for more info!

LEARNING TO CHOOSE, CHOOSING TO LEARN, K-12 by M. Anderson (2016)160 pp
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018
3:15-4:45 @BHS LIBRARY
Student choice boosts learning, motivation, and achievement. This is an idea book with step-by-step instructions. Learn how to create a learning environment conducive to choice, and learn how to enjoy teaching even more than you do! Remember, a choice is more powerful when used with a purpose.

STRATEGIES THAT WORK, K-8
PART 2 – CHAPTERS 9-14
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
3:15-4:45 @BPS LIBRARY
See Part 1 for more info!

DISRUPTING THINKING, K-12 by Kylene Beers & Robert E. Probst (2017) 176 pp
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2018
3:15-4:45 @BIS LIBRARY
In their hit books, Notice and Note and Reading Nonfiction, Beers and Probst showed teachers how to help students become close readers. Now, in Disrupting Thinking they take teachers a step further and discuss an on-going problem: lack of engagement with reading. New strategies and ideas include how to:

•Create engagement and relevance
•Encourage responsive and responsible reading
•Deepen comprehension
•Develop lifelong reading habits

MAKING NONFICTION FROM SCRATCH, K-8 by Ralph Fletcher (2016) 144 pp
MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018
3:15-4:45 @BMS LIBRARY
Do you have students whose nonfiction writing is formulaic, devoid of energy and voice? In Making Nonfiction from Scratch bestselling author Ralph Fletcher offers a candid critique of how nonfiction writing is often taught in schools and gives teachers the inspiration and strategies they need to help their students write authentic nonfiction. Ralph emphasizes the power of choice, mentor texts, and nonfiction read-alouds in making nonfiction an everyday part of classrooms.

SOURCES – ASCD, HEINEMANN, SCHOLASTIC, STENHOUSE, ULYSSES PRESS