National Reading Month: Reading Lists for Students and Teachers

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National Reading Month: Reading Lists for Students and Teachers

March is National Reading Month, a time to celebrate the joy of reading and encourage literacy among students and teachers. As we celebrate this month, it's important to set reading goals and find the perfect books to help us achieve them. Whether you're a student looking for new books to read or a teacher searching for reading guides for your students, we've got you covered with these reading lists for National Reading Month.

Books for Students

For students, reading can be a fun and exciting way to explore new worlds and learn new things. Here are reading lists for National Reading Month:

Ages 5-7

Where the Wild Things Are: A Caldecott Award Winner

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Goodnight Moon

Green Eggs and Ham

The Snowy Day

Corduroy

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Frog and Toad Are Friends

Harold & the Purple Crayon

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Board Book)

Ages 8-10

Charlotte's Web

Matilda

The BFG

The Secret Garden

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

James and the Giant Peach

Bridge to Terabithia

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread

Holes

Ages 11-13

The Hobbit

El ladrĂ³n del rayo [The Lightning Thief]: Percy Jackson y los dioses del Olimpo 1 [Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1]

Wonder

The Giver

The Anne of Green Gables Collection: Anne Shirley Books 1-6 and Avonlea Short Stories

The Hunger Games: Special Edition

A Wrinkle in Time Archival Edition: Read by the Author: A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, Book 1

The Outsiders

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

The Graveyard Book

Ages 14-17

To Kill a Mockingbird

1984

The Catcher in the Rye

Lord of the Flies

The Great Gatsby

Brave New World

Fahrenheit 451

The Book Thief

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Hate U Give

Books for Teachers

Teachers play a crucial role in fostering a love for reading in their students. Here are some books that can help teachers guide their students on their reading journey:

  • "The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher" by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong - This book provides practical advice and strategies for new and experienced teachers to create a positive and productive classroom environment. It covers classroom management, lesson planning, and effective teaching techniques.

THE First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher, 5th Edition (Book & DVD)

  • "Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College" by Doug Lemov - Doug Lemov shares techniques and strategies for engaging students, managing behavior, and fostering a culture of high expectations in the classroom. This updated edition includes new techniques and insights from experienced educators.

Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College

  • "The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation" by Elena Aguilar - Elena Aguilar offers guidance on how to become an effective instructional coach, providing strategies for supporting teachers in improving their practice, fostering collaboration, and promoting student achievement.

The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation

  • "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" by Carol S. Dweck - Carol Dweck explores the concept of mindset and how beliefs about intelligence and abilities impact learning and achievement. This book offers insights for educators on fostering a growth mindset in students and promoting resilience and learning.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

  • "Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students" by Zaretta Hammond - Zaretta Hammond combines neuroscience research with culturally responsive teaching practices to help educators better support diverse learners. The book offers practical strategies for creating inclusive classrooms and promoting academic success for all students.

Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

  • "The Power of Our Words: Teacher Language that Helps Children Learn" by Paula Denton - Paula Denton explores the impact of teacher language on student learning and behavior. This book provides examples of positive and effective language strategies that teachers can use to foster a supportive and engaging classroom environment.

The Power of Our Words: Teacher Language That Helps Children Learn

  • "Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning" by John Hattie - Drawing on extensive research, John Hattie identifies factors that have the greatest impact on student learning. This book offers practical strategies for teachers to enhance their teaching practices and maximize student achievement.

  • "The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners" by Carol Ann Tomlinson - Carol Ann Tomlinson provides guidance on how to differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of students in the classroom. The book offers strategies for adapting curriculum, instruction, and assessment to support all learners effectively.

The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners

  • "Learner-Centered Innovation: Spark Curiosity, Ignite Passion, and Unleash Genius" by Katie Martin - Katie Martin advocates for a learner-centered approach to teaching and learning, emphasizing the importance of student agency, curiosity, and passion. This book offers insights and strategies for creating classrooms that empower students to become independent and lifelong learners.

Learner-Centered Innovation: Spark Curiosity, Ignite Passion and Unleash Genius

  • "The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life" by Parker J. Palmer - Parker J. Palmer reflects on the personal and emotional aspects of teaching, exploring the inner journey of becoming an authentic and reflective educator. This book offers inspiration and guidance for teachers seeking to connect more deeply with their vocation and purpose.

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life, 20th Anniversary Edition

Reading Guides

For those looking for more structured reading guides, here are some resources to help you set and achieve your reading goals during National Reading Month:

  • Goodreads: This popular website allows users to track their reading progress, set reading goals, and discover new books to read.
  • Reading Rockets: This website offers reading guides for students of all ages, as well as tips for parents and teachers on how to encourage reading.
  • Scholastic: This website provides reading lists and guides for students, as well as resources for teachers to incorporate reading into their curriculum.
  • National Education Association: This organization offers a variety of resources for National Reading Month, including reading lists, activities, and tips for promoting reading in the classroom.

As we celebrate National Reading Month, let's make reading a priority and encourage others to do the same. With these reading lists and guides, we can all set and achieve our reading goals and foster a love for reading in ourselves and others. Happy reading!

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