What books do you recommend for 1st grade teachers? Share your favorites here!

Professional Resources:

No More I'm Done- Fostering Independent Writers in the Primary Grades by Jennifer Jacobson - a great easy to go to book with great writing strategy lessons and lots of mentor text suggestions.

Talk About Understanding by Ellin Oliver Keene - Ellin's newest thinking about asking kids to think deeply and how to foster those conversations

Reading Power by Adrienne Gear - Teaching Students to Think While They Read - a great teaching reading resource that explores the power to connect, question, visualize, infer, and transform while reading.

Choice Words by Peter H. Johnston - a great little book that really makes you think about the language you use when you teach

Catching Reader's Before They Fall - Supporting Readers Who Struggle, K-4 - by Pat Johnson and Katie Keier - on my pile of books to read so maybe some one that has read it can write a quick summary?

When Readers Struggle: Teaching the Works by Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas
A comprehensive volume filled with specific and effective teaching support for helping students in kindergarten though third grade overcome their reading and writing difficulties.

Already Ready by Katie Wood Ray and Matt Glover
Nurturing writers in Preschool and Kindergarten

First Grade Writers by Stephanie Parsons
Units of study to help children plan, organize, and structure their ideas

One to One by Lucy Calkins, Amanda Hartman, Zoe White
The art of conferring with young writers

Teaching With Intention by Debbie Miller
Defining beliefs, aligning practice, taking action

Teaching Literacy in First Grade by Diane Lapp, James Flood, Kelly Moore, and Maria Nichols
Part of the series Tools for Teaching Literacy

Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics K-3 by John A. Van de Walle and LouAnn H. Lovin
Provides practical guidance along with proven strategies for practicing teachers of kindergarten through third grade.

Spaces and Places by Debbie Diller
Designing classrooms for literacy

Watch Katie and Matt…Sit Down and Teach Up eBook by Katie Wood Ray and Matt Glover
Two master teachers review their thinking as they confer with beginning writers

Comprehension from the Ground Up by Sharon Taberski
Simplified, sensible instruction for the K-3 reading workshop

Pathways to the Common Core by Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, and Christopher Lehman
Accelerating achievement