Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Episode #02 with Ramona Recommends: Make Your Reading Instruction Successful

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Imagine (gasp) an ORGANIZED classroom library just the way you have always dreamed it could be.

Picture all your students cheering for books, especially your struggling readers. 

Want to make every student fall in love with the magic of reading?  

Join us as Courtney shares not only her reading expertise, but also strategies to successfully guide reading instruction in your classroom.  

Courtney is a teacher blogger at http://ramonarecommends.blogspot.com.  She holds both a Masters Degree in Reading Education and has her Reading Specialist Certification.  

Not to mention she has over 1,200 children's books sitting in her office.  This teacher know her stuff!

After listening to the podcast, Courtney and I would love to hear from you. 

What children's books made YOU fall in love with reading?  

Courtney and I can't wait to read what your special books are in the comments below.  

Think about the amazing list of books we could generate if everyone answered. 

Looking forward to hearing from you,


Interview Links

Ramona Recommends on Facebook

Courtney (Ramona Recommends) Children's Literature Resource Guide

Molly (Lessons with Laughter)  Classroom Library Organization System


Catherine (The Brown Bag Teacher) Classroom Library Organization System


Storyline Online


Scholastic Warehouse Sales

Barnes and Noble Teacher Reward Card

Classroom Organizer

Common Core Ap

Classroom Book Recommendations 
A Bad Case Of Stripes by David Shannon

Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Clearly

Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor

Princess Pigtoria And The Pea by Pamela Duncan Edwards 

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

The Little Red Pen by Janet Stevens

Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco

Teacher Recourses 

Reading with Meaning by Debbie Miller
Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller, Susan Kelley
Rick Morris 
Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading by Kylene Beers and Robert E Probst


  1. I love Come On, Rain! Such a fun book full of great vivid language!
    ideas by jivey


Sheila Chako
Sprinkle Teaching Magic