Thursday, April 24, 2014

100 Minutes: Making Every Minute Count in the Literacy Block - Book Study and Giveaway!

Thinking of Teaching

Every year, I partake in at least one book study over my summer vacation.  When I saw this book study, I was intrigued because our school district is transitioning from the Daily 5 (which I love) to a balanced literacy program.  This seemed like it might fit the bill.  I also love the fact that Beth from Thinking of Teaching (who is hosting the book study) also uses and loves parts of Daily 5 and isn't quite ready to throw them all away - because I'm not at all!

Here is the blurb from Amazon about the book

"It is possible to create a literacy block where teachers meet with students for guided reading and writing conferences, and provide daily explicit instruction in both reading and writing. A comprehensive look at literacy and learning, 100 Minutes shows teachers how to fit balanced literacy into a daily 100-minute literacy block using a framework of whole-class instruction and writing sessions, combined with independent work. It also offers strategies for dealing with the important elements of literacy instruction, including sharing and conferencing; using exemplars; creating success criteria; providing effective feedback; building in rich tasks, higher-level thinking, open-ended questions, and collaborative learning opportunities; and thinking critically and analytically about all kinds of texts."

Of course I'm interested in learning more, aren't you?



Here are some options to purchase the book:





But... if you are lucky, you might be able to WIN a copy of the book for FREE!  Thinking of Teaching is hosting a great giveaway to help get you started with our book study!

The book study starts officially on May 23rd  - my day to host is May 31st (my first day of summer vacation!!!).  Please come join us!


11 comments:

  1. I would love to learn more by reading the 100 minutes book. It looks very interesting.

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  2. I too would LOVE to read the 100 minutes book. As we are starting to implement the common core and MTSS this book likes it will help me get my language arts block to what it needs to be.

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  3. Great post! So glad to have you along for the ride.

    Beth
    Thinking of Teaching

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  4. I would love to participate in this book study! This past year we have been slowly moving towards a balanced literacy approach.

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  5. I do balanced literacy, but I really need to brush up on it!

    The Big Apple Teacher
    Meredith

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  6. I would love to read 100 minutes. With common core, NYS modules, ELA has become totally scripted.

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  7. Yea yea yea! So excited :)

    XO, Kelly Anne
    AppleSlices

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  8. After reading the blurb, I would love to have the book and participate in book study.
    chief9937@Yahoo.com

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  9. I have wanted to read Word Nerds.

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  10. This looks like a terrific book! I would love to win!

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