Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Teaching like Pirates and the Book Whisperer

I am participating in two book studies this summer and am really excited about each one.  One of my favorite things about the summer, besides eating watermelon and sleeping in, is being able to read, read, read.

Last summer, I participated in a book study on the Daily 5 and CAFE books on Lorraine's book study blog:  We Read, We Teach, We Blog.  This summer we are doing The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller.  The book study will take completely on We Read, We Teach, We Blog.  Each chapter will have a different blogger who will write a post to get the discussion started.  Everyone else will participate by commenting.  Last summer, the discussions that happened in the comment section were fantastic!!

Head on over to the blog and make sure you are follower, so you don't miss any of the posts.  The book study begins on June 14 with an introduction post by Lorraine.  Then chapter one will be posted on June 18th.

We Read, We Blog, We Teach

The second book study for me this summer is Teach Like a Pirate.  Gina and Jennifer have put together a fantastic book study on Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess.  Each week, starting on June 11, a different blogger will host one (or two) chapters of the book (with Gina and Jennifer posting a blurb about each chapter) on their own blogs.  I am so excited to be hosting Chapter 3 (June 16):  Rapport.  I am almost finished with the book and have started drafting my blog post for chapter 3.

Make sure to get your copy and step into the conversation.  Each week, there will be a linky, which will allow bloggers to write a post and link up to join the conversation.  Don't have a blog, NO PROBLEM.  The hosting blogger will be guiding the discussion through comments.  Comment away and reply to each others' comments.

Here is the line up for Pirate book study:

Organizers:  Gina from Third Grade Tidbits and Jennifer from Rowdy in First Grade.

Chapter 1 (June 11):  Guided Math
Guided Math

Chapter 2 (June 13):  The Hands On Teacher in First

Chapter 3 (June 16):  ME!
Thinking Out Loud

Chapter 4 (June 18):  Purely Paperless
Purely Paperless

Chapter 5 (June 20):  Growing Firsties
Growing Firsties

Chapter 6 (June 23):  Exploring Elementary

Chapter 7 (June 25):  Joy in Sixth
joyin6th Homepage

Chapters 8 and 9 (June 27):  Sticky Notes and Glitter

Chapters 10 and 11 (July 2):  1st Grade Fantabulous

Chapter 12 (July 4):  Mrs. Russell's Room

Chapter 13 (July 7):  Runde's Room co-hosting with Curls and a Smile

Curls and a Smile

Chapter 14 (July 9):  DillyDabbles

Chapter 15 (July 11):  My Life as a Third Grade Teacher
My Life as a 3rd Grade Teacher

Chapter 16 (July 14):  Peace, Love, and First Grade
Peace, Love, & First Grade

Chapter 17 (July 16):  Kinder Kapers

Chapters 18 and 19 (July 18):  For the Love of Teaching Math co-hosting with Teach-A-Roo
For the Love of Teaching Math

There are some other book studies going on this summer also.  Check out this linky to see what else is out there.


  1. The Book Whisperer was my favorite read of last summer. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. I am starting it tonight and am excited!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing all these great book shares going on. I can't wait to check out the posts and glean some new information! WAHOO!
    -Mr. Hughes

  3. I love the Book Whisperer...and Donalyn Miller is coming to my district for our inservice in August!!! AAAAHHH! : )

    Hokie Teach

    1. WOW! It would be great to hear in person!


I would love to hear from you. Let's start a conversation.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...