My Go-To Book, A Linky Party

Stephanie at Teaching in Room 6, is hosting a My Go-To Book Linky Party.  I can't resist this one!

Stephanie asked that we name our one Go-To book, the one resource we just can't live without, the one book that is above all others.  Well, for me that has to be Fred Jones' Tools for Teaching.

In 2001 I attended a 3 day Fred Jones seminar and it changed my outlook on classroom management.  Fred Jones observed "natural" teachers in their classrooms to determine what made their teaching style seem so effortless.  He looked closely at verbal and non-verbal communication between students and teacher.  His book is filled with common sense approaches to classroom management, and it's written with a touch of humor.

I have to add a second book.  7 Keys to Comprehension by Susan Zimmermann and Chryse Hutchins is a must have for me.

This book is written for both parents and teachers.  It includes crafting lessons for teachers and tips for parents.  I find myself frequently referring to this book before I teach each comprehension strategy.  It's definitely one of my all time favorites!

What is your favorite Go-To book?  Link up, or head to Teaching in Room 6 to read more.

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  1. Thank you so much for linking up! I love reading about everyone's "go-to" book. I LOVE Fred Jones (almost as much as Harry Wong ;)) I am going to have to break out his book again and re-read it.

    Teaching in Room 6

  2. Love your blog and all your ideas. I am awarding you the Versatile blogger award.
    Check it out:


  3. I haven't heard of either of these. I'll have to check them out. Thanks!
    Grade ONEderful

  4. You have such a cute blog! I am following you now! :)

  5. Love your ideas :) Can't wait to read more ideas :)

    Lisa :) (new follower)

  6. I just had a Fred Jones training this year and I use his strategies everyday!!!

    Sweet Times in First



  7. I enjoyed "7 Keys"...I even loan it to parents who want more ideas on improving their chid's comprehension.

  8. I'll have to add these to my Amazon wishlist they sound great. Love your blog - so cute! I'm a new follower : )



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