English teachers - required reading

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  1. chasingcomets

    chasingcomets Rookie

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    I've been out of school three years, and I need to brush up on my reading if I'm going to get certified to teach. What would you reccomend? Give me your top three suggestions. Thanks!
     
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  3. Anyalee

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    Johnny Tremain
    The Giver
    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

    (from a history teacher)
     
  4. Mrs. R.

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    In the Middle & Lessons that Change Writers (books on writing workshop by Nancie Atwell
    The Reading Zone (book on reading workshop by Nancie Atwell)
    Reading Reasons and Deeper Reading (books on reading by Kelly Gallagher)
    Anything by Cris Tovani or Kyleen Beers
     
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    I agree!

    Mrs. R, you are a woman after my own heart! All the books you listed are a part of my "English teacher's Bible." Nancy Atwell's newest book, Lessons that Change Writers, is AMAZING. It's pricey (about $75 at Barnes and Noble), but it comes with a huge binder of her actual lesson plans! I used them the second term, and after 14 years of teaching, I can honestly say, I've never taught writing better than that.
     
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    Depends on what grade you are going to teach

    --Of Mice and Men
    --To Kill a Mockingbird
    --All things Shakespeare (Macbeth, Julius Ceasar, Midsummer, Romeo & Juliet)
    --Night
    --The Crucible
     

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