Friday, December 16, 2011

Laura Candler’s Power Reading Workshop (Give-away!)

I recently had to make a Facebook switch.  It’s been a little confusing to my followers and a little nerve-racking for me, but I’m determined to make this work!  My old Facebook page had a misspelling, yes a misspelling.  Unfortunately, once a Facebook page has been named there is no changing it.  So, to make all things right I started a new page in hopes that my loyal fans will follow with me.  

As a gift to my followers, I’m having a give-away!  An autographed copy of Laura Candler’s PowerReading Workshop!

I have followed Laura Candler for about eight years now.  I have used many of her resources and have come to admire her work with cooperative learning.  Over the past few months, I have got to know Laura personally and consider her a great mentor.  Her expertise in teaching and her willingness to help teachers is profound!  Laura has graciously given me the opportunity to give away a copy of her book.

Whether you use the reading workshop approach, are thinking about it, or haven’t even given it a thought, Laura Candler’s Power Reading Workshop is a must have resource.  Laura begins by explaining the Power Reading Workshop, and tells you what you need to get started.  She outlines the first 10 days step-by-step for you and gives you all the tools you need to implement the workshop.  

You will find recommended read aloud book ideas, mini lessons, and ready to print graphic organizers.  Everything that you need to get started is at the touch of your fingertips. Laura’s approach is sure to get your students excited about reading!  
  
You can win a free autographed copy of Laura Candler’s Power Reading Workshop by doing TWO things.


1.  Leave a comment with your favorite read aloud.
     AND
2.  Become a Facebook fan on the NEW Cooperative Learning 365 fan page.

      A random number generator will be used to select the winning comment the day after Cooperative Learning 365 reaches 615 fans.  So, share the news!  The quicker we reach that number, the quicker the winner is announced!

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32 HOOTS:

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Favorite read aloud? Oh my! That is such a difficult question! For the holidays, my all time favorite is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. For all other times of the year? I love humorous books as read alouds... maybe Scaredy Squirrel would be my favorite. But books to me are like cookies... you can't pick just one. :-)

dr said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like reading "The Giving Tree." It is appropriate for all ages and really gets the students thinking.

Mrs. Miller's Second Grade said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love anything by Robert Munsch! We read Cookies - make clay cookies to fool other staff and make real one!

Jodi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like reading "Frindle" with my students. They really get into the story!

JenneeB297 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Because of Winn Dixie

Dreamer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Today is an Orange Day has always been a favorite here! :)

Jessi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My favorite so far has been Charlie and the Chocolate Factory because we then watched the original movie and did a Venn Diagram comparing / contrasting the book and the movie. I also love picture books and this time of the year Polar Express.

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Favorite read aloud: How to Be Cool in Third Grade I love starting out the year with this read aloud.

Lauren said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like reading Lunch Money.

Kid's Reading Activities said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations! You are almost there.

My favorite book is Love You Forever.

-Lidia

guitarchick said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My favorite read aloud is Escaping the Giant Wave. My students never want me to stop because it is full of suspense. :)

Tinseth Family said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

On the First day of school - First Day Jitters

Shannon said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. It is great for teaching Point of View.

Mrs. Labrum said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love to read Seekers: The Quest Begins by Erin Hunter because of the great descriptive language. She describes objects from the point of view of the bears and the listeners have to infer what is being described. Great novel.

Gina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

One of my favorites is Amazing Grace. It teaches a great lesson. I use it at the beginning of every school year. Also- Recess Queen!

live laugh love to learn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Favorite read aloud? That's tough because I have many! I love Kate DiCamillo, especially "The Tale of Despereaux". It's a good story and I love the opportunities to talk about WORDS with this book.

Cheryl H said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Enemy Pie. I read it part way, then have students ask a question and make a prediction. We share these, then finish the book. A great book for all ages.

Julie M said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

One of my favorite read alouds is Skippy Jon Jones! I love the book and so do my students!

simone said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My favorite read aloud is Charlotte's Web.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Through my years of teaching (and when I was in school) students have loved listening to A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle!

Megan Cernuto
Mecernuto@ yahoo. com

mrscmjones@me.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

There are so many! Right now.. Beautiful Oops

Jaci said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So many books... so little time. The Giving Tree is a favorite for the Thanksgiving holiday and leading into the December holiday events. Since I'm intrigued by word origins, I also like Frindle to spark discussions of words and perspectives.

Making Everyday a Great Day said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My favorite read aloud is any of Jan Brett's books. I love her pictures!!

SLTejeda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love reading "velcome" at Halloween in my best Transylvanian accent.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The Napping House for younger students; The Lion,The Witch, and The Wardrobe for older students.
My students really like for me to read The Teacher from the Blake Lagoon-- my name is Mrs. Green.

Vanessa Green

Tamara M. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

For the beginning of the school year, I love to read "There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom" by Louis Sachar to my 5th graders.

ajgarner said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love reading The Man Who Loved Clowns by June Rae Wood. So many opportunities to discuss disabilities and acceptance of everyone. It is set in Missouri, which is where I am, so lots of text-to connections made. The characters are so richly developed that my kiddos fall in love with them immediately. A great read aloud for fifth grade!

MrsDraineinroom11 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My favorite read aloud is Sideways Stories from Wayside School. I can teach so many rules and procedures during the first week of school with this book. My kids love it every year!!

Monica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just one?? That's hard...but I love reading The Kissing Hand, then build upon that theme with Penn's other books in the series throughout the year.

Mona6073@yahoo.com

JillB said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I also have many favourites, but now have a new one: I read "The Polar Express" to my Grade 6 students, because there are still a few of them who believe & quite a few who don't... It's nice to see ALL of their faces light up and the wonderful descriptions. Then of course, we watch the movie, and my gift to them this year was a mug with hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, and a candy cane stir stick, with a Snowman Soup poem that I wrote myself. It's their last year before transitioning to jr/sr high, over 1/3 of our town was devastated by wildfires in May (left over 2000 homeless) and I wanted to make it extra special for them!

Maria Waterman said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I always liked reading the Laura Ingalls Wilder Books.

Crystal F. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Frindle is my read aloud. The students love to try and come up with their own new words.