PROFESSIONAL BOOK TALKS 2019-2020
Hosted by Mary Bellavance, Patsy Gendron 

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019 @BMS LIBRARY 3:15-4:45 (part 1) &
MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2019 @BMS LIBRARY 3:15-4:45 (part 2)
Developing Assessment-Capable Visible Learners: Maximizing Skill, Will, and Thrill by Nancy Frey, John Hattie, Douglas Fisher, K-12 (2018) 149 pp. Corwin Literacy
Description: Imagine students who describe their learning in these terms: “I know where I’m going, I have the tools I need for the journey, and I monitor my own progress.” Now imagine the extraordinary difference this type of ownership makes in their progress over the course of a school year. This illuminating book shows how to make this scenario an everyday reality.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019 @BMS LIBRARY 3:15-4:45
The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners by TESOL International Association, K-12 (2018) 132 pp. Tesol Press
Description: Take the next step — learn how to implement The 6 Principles in your classroom! In this first book in the upcoming suite of 6 Principles products, you’ll get detailed explanations of The 6 Principles, practical examples of how to apply them in your K-12 classroom, access to online resources and tools, ideas for building your own community of practice, and more.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020 @BMSLIBRARY 3:15-4:45 (part 1) &
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2020 @BMS LIBRARY 3:15-4:45 (part 2)
The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers by Jennifer Serravallo, K-8 (2015) 400 pp. Heinemann
Description: “Strategies make the often invisible work of reading actionable and visible,” Jen Serravallo writes. In The Reading Strategies Book, she collects 300 strategies to share with readers in support of thirteen goals—everything from fluency to literary analysis. Each strategy is cross-linked to skills, genres, and Fountas & Pinnell reading levels to give you just-right teaching, just in time. 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 @BMS LIBRARY 3:15-4:45
All Learning is Social and Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom and Beyond by Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher and Dominique Smith, K-12 (2019)
197 pp. ASCD
Description: If you teach kids rather than standards, and if you want all kids to get what they need to thrive, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Dominique Smith offer a solution: a comprehensive, five-part model of SEL that’s easy to integrate into everyday content instruction, no matter what subject or grade level you teach.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2020 @BMS LIBRARY 3:15-4:45 (part 1) &
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020 @BMS LIBRARY 3:15-4:45 (part 2)
The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers by Jennifer Serravallo, K-8 (2017) 424 pp.  Heinemann
Description: From composing with pictures all the way to conventions and beyond, you’ll have just-right teaching, just in time. With Jen’s help you’ll:

  • develop individual goals for every writer
  • give students step-by-step strategies for writing with skill and craft
  • coach writers using prompts aligned to a strategy
  • present mentor texts that support a genre and strategy
  • adjust instruction to meet individual needs with Jen’s Teaching Tips
  • demonstrate and explain a writing move with her Lesson Language
  • learn more with Hat Tips to the work of influential teacher-authors.

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2020 @BMS LIBRARY 3:15-4:45
Ink and Ideas: Sketchnotes for Engagement, Comprehension and Thinking by Tanny McGregor, K-12 (2018) 184 pp. Heinemann
Description: Ink & Ideas is Tanny’s tried and true toolkit to get you and your students started, including templates, tools, suggested reading, ideas, inspiration, and more. She outlines the how and why behind visual notetaking, including research and benefits, providing everything you need to introduce and launch sketchnoting across grade levels and content areas.

SOURCES – ASCD, CORWIN, HEINEMANN, TESOL International Association
Each title supports one or more of Biddeford’s foundational pillars, as outlined in our Commitment to Students.

For more information, email mbellavance@biddefordschools.me or pgendron@biddefordschools.me