Monday, June 3, 2013

Summer learning...

I am very excited to have been asked to participate with a group of wonderful and talented educators in a summer book club. The purpose of this collaboration is to help all of us - and you - to become more familiar with the Common Core State Standards in ELA - English Language Arts. In order to have a common point of reference we are reading Teaching With the Common Core Standards (Grades 3-5). (The picture on Amazon that goes with the link shows the K-2 book, but it is the correct link and information for grades 3-5.)

Click HERE for a link to purchase the book.
I'd like to invite you to join with us in our study and discussion of this book. Each chapter will have a different discussion leader, but all are encouraged to comment and respond. A helpful hint is to follow these wonderful educators and their blogs to keep up to date on our progress this summer. In addition, their blogs are a fabulous resource for anything education related. It's a real brain trust! :)

Mr. Hughes of An Educator's Life and Created by Mr. Hughes has graciously been willing to lead the group and has gotten us up and running. You will be directed from his blog post each week to the corresponding blog and chapter discussion.

Here are the awesome discussion leaders/hosts and the chapters they will be taking the lead on. If you click on the buttons below you will be taken to each of the educator's blogs. Feel free to take a look around.

An Educator's Life
Chapter 1

Teaching to Inspire in 5th
Chapter 2

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Chapter 3

Little Red Schoolhouse
Chapter 4

Teaching to Inspire in 5th
Chapter 5

An Educator's Life
Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Little Red Schoolhouse
Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Out of This World Literacy
Chapter 10

Below is the schedule for the dates of the posts. We will be starting one week from today. Hooray!

If you plan on joining us, please leave a comment so we know who you are. We can't wait for this awesome experience to begin!

Remember, even if you don't get the book we'd still love to have you join our discussions. There are so many excellent ideas and conversations we can have as we all learn together.

Let the learning begin... 

- Ms. D.


  1. Cannot wait for this! Love everything Mr. Hughes does so I know the book is a great choice!

    Miss V's Busy Bees

    1. So excited to have you join us for this experience! And you are right - Mr. Hughes is an excellent resource for so many things. It's going to be awesome. :)

  2. I am excited about this new summer book club! I am looking forward to everyone's thoughts and ideas!


    1. I am excited as well. I know that we are all going to learn so much together. I'm especially excited to get to know so many more of the ATUE crew!

  3. Sounds like a fun way to learn together! I want to give it a try!

    1. Audrey,

      We'll be glad to have you along! :)