Planning is Required
Having things organized and a plan of action is how I best function. I at least need an outline to work from. My problem was that each week (sometimes each day) I was scrambling for a book to read. I would sometimes run to the school library, randomly grab a handful of books, and prayed that it worked out.
I have created a list for each month of the year that you can get here to help you plan. There are more books than you need for the instructional days in the classroom but this also gives you options to pick the books that best work for your students.
Purchasing and Storing Books
I Purchasing a book a day can get expensive! Check your school and local library to see if you can borrow the book. I only purchase the ones that I know I will use again later in the year as a mentor text or books my students and I have fallen in love with.
I have a special basket where I keep our book-a-day books for the month that students can read during silent reading time. I add the books after I have read them and change these monthly. It is another one of my "easy decorating" ideas.
January Book List
Each of the Amazon Affiliate Links goes to help purchasing items for my classroom.
Classroom Book-A-Day in the Remote Setting
Ask your students where they would like to be read too. During the beginning of the year, it was outside on my patio overlooking the woods. This winter it has been in front of the fireplace. This is a great way to give your students choice an build your relationships.
YouTube read alouds are also another great resource.
Until Next Time,
Hi! My name is Misty. I am a 6th Grade ELA Teacher, Mama of 5, and author of The Path to Passionate Teaching.