Summer of Learning: "Disrupting Thinking" Book Study!

Disrupting Thinking
OK...I promised some more sneak peeks of my "Summer of Learning"--and I want you to all get involved!  I am excited to be partnering with Kylene Beers to share her newest book with you!  I have read it and LOVED it--which was no surprise as "Notice and Note" (Also by Beers and Probst) was seriously one of the most influential professional books I have ever read.  I so appreciate it when professional books make me think and push myself to shift my ideas--and both of these books do exactly that.

This newest book is all about preparing our students to read in an ever-changing and challenging world--and how reading should be something that impacts us as human beings and pushes our thinking.  The book is SO easy to read and really helps show what we, as teachers, can do to help instill this sense of "real" reading in our students.

Want to join in?  Here is the plan!
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1.  I'm going to give away a copy of the book to a follower.  If I get a ton of entrants, I'll give away two.  If you want to take a closer look, I have put an affiliate link to the book below.  I will announce the winner next Wednesday which will give everyone plenty of time to order the book if you want to read it with the book study.

2.  The schedule is super simple...I will post some "thinker questions" for each of three Wednesdays...June 7, June 14, and June 21.  Chime in on the comments with your "a ha" moments and piggyback off other people's ideas!  My focus will be REAL LIFE classroom applications! 

June 7:  Discuss Part 1
June 14:  Discuss Part 2
June 21:  Discuss Part 3 and the Conclusion

3.  Tune in for an upcoming interview with Kylene Beers herself!  She has been gracious enough to agree to give us some additional insight!  

I am hoping that this book really gets us all thinking about how we want to start our 2017-2018 school year to really provide our students with the absolute best, most powerful reading experiences possible.  Are you interested?  Feel free to enter the giveaway to win your own copy--or grab your own copy if you want to get started early!  It's well worth the $22!  Here's the affiliate link if you are interested.


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24 comments

  1. I am looking forward to the book study this summer! Disruptive Thinking looks like a great book! Thank you for organizing this!
    Jamie

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  2. I would love to do this over the summer!! What a great idea!

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  3. I'm looking forward to the book study! Sign me up!

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  4. I'd like to learn how to help my beginning English Learners become avid readers.

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  5. I want to focus on ways I can improve my pre-K and first grade instructional units.

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  6. I can't wait to read this book. Notice and Note completely transformed my reading instruction this year!

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  7. Looking forward to learning how to better support my teachers and students in reading!

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  8. Looking forward to learning more about teaching reading-our district is starting a shift in how we are teaching...I'd like to get ahead of the curve! :)

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  9. I am always looking for ways to help my students connect to shat they read.
    Stephanie

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  10. So excited to read this new book by Kylene and Bob!!

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  11. This book has been on my summer reading list, so I was so excited to see your endorsement! One thing that I am hoping to learn this summer is some strategies to get students excited about reading. As an Intervention Specialist, I have students that have struggled with reading and I want to provide them an unexpected, but memorable, experience.

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  12. Notice and Note has changed the way I teach reading. I can't wait to read Disrupting Thinking and discuss it with other educators. Thank you!

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  13. This seems like an interesting read!

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  14. I would love to join this book conversation! I would like to learn about how to keep the excitement for readiing throughout the year.

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  15. I am excited to explore the new book!

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  16. I instruct the strategic group and this book study has piqued my interest.

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  17. I have been working as Title 1 reading with guided reading groups this past semester. Willing to learn more to help understand and help students. This book sounds wonderful thanks.

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  18. I'm looking forward to refining my teaching skills and my beliefs as a reading teacher. I think Disruptive Thinking will help me so much!
    Heather Schubauer(my publish as google name is old and I can't seem to change it. )
    Irishschubauer@gmail.com

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  19. I'm wanting to improve my guided reading groups.

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  20. I am looking forward to reading Disruptive Thinking. What a title!

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  21. I am anxious to learn new information about how we read! I like the idea of disruptive thinking.

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  22. I would love to take part in your book study on a great topic.

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  23. After 2 years of teaching 5th, I'm finally starting to grasp what is really required of my students in reading, I'm looking forward to reading this to try to figure out how to get them there.

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  24. Awesome! Thanks for the recommendation! Also- have you by chance made you Status of the Class calendars for 2017-2018? I would looooovvvee to get my notebook made for next year. Thanks for your hard work on this!

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