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#MustReadin2016 is a personal challenge to commit to reading books of your choice.  Visit creator Carrie Gelson’s site here for more information and for links to other #MustReadin2016 book lists. 

“Teachers who read are more effective in engaging children with reading, more likely to use recommended literacy practices in the classroom, and more likely to provide students authentic opportunities to share book recommendations and responses with each other (Morrison, Jacobs, and Swinyard, 1999; Nathanson, Pruslow and Levitt 2008; McKool & Gespass, 2009).” (Donalyn Miller, 2016)

When I read these words in a recent post by Donalyn Miller, it reaffirmed my commitment to sharing my reading life.  How can we be literacy leaders if we don’t maintain the habits that we try to cultivate in our students?  As I put together my Must Read in 2016 list, I reflected on the ways in which these books rose to the top of the list. Three influences emerged and frame the recommendations below.

Recommendations from my Colleagues:

 

Recommendations from my PLN:

Recommendations from my Reading Community: 

 At the end of her post, Donalyn Miller presents the question, “Beyond what works in our own classrooms and libraries, how can we engage our colleagues in meaningful dialogue and professional learning?”

The company we keep can empower us as readers. The books on my Must Read in 2016 list all came from recommendations from my local colleagues, my PLN on Twitter & Voxer, or my larger reading community (Goodreads, #IMWAYR).  I encourage you to help your students find their reading communities this year!

The book is in your court…

IMG_4918Visit Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to participate in the #IMWAYR community.

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  1. Pingback: #MustReadin2016 | There's a Book for That

  2. I love that you connected this to Donalyn’s most recent post (wow that was powerful) So excited that you are participating. I loved Wish Girl. I hope you do too.

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  3. Pingback: Year End Update: #MustReadin2016 | The Book is in Your Court

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