A couple of days ago I posted my annual Summer Reading List. Of course, I never actually finish the list. There’s always something that ends up changing my direction – usually it’s because a book sounds a lot better than it actually is.
But there’s hope. There are tons of lists lurking out there ready to help me find just what I need. So if you’re looking for some summer reading or even if you’re looking for some great reads for your kiddos, check out the following:
Joe Phelan from EDSITEment reminded me of their great list designed to help kids heading off to college. There’s some good stuff. What I really like is that EDSITEment has linked each book to online lesson plans.
Let their special reading guide of new and forthcoming titles help you decide what to read this summer. Close to 200 titles in a variety of categories.
A huge list of other lists. Find suggestions from schools, book groups and newspapers.
A list from Edutopia for new teachers but be sure to dig down into the comments. Lots of other suggestions there!
Amazon has a great tool that I use all of the time called Listmania. Type in a few keywords like “American Civil War” or “American History” and you’ll find tons of lists created by other readers just like you. Pretty awesome.
Okay. I know some of you may be bummed about that whole Oprah’s last day, we’ll never see her again cause she doesn’t have her own cable channel, magazine, newsletter or multi-national corporation thing. Wait . . . maybe we will see her again. Anyway, her people have put together a handy book finder site that lets you browse through a variety of genres for just the right book. Kinda handy.
Your goal? Read at least one new book this summer focusing on social studies/education and one new book just for fun.