Thursday, January 5, 2012


Stephanie from Teaching in Room 6 is hosting a My-Go-To Book Linky Party!  So many teachers have shared their favorite resource books. I wanted to share THE most important book I own: The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists by Fry and Kress. If you teach reading/language arts in grades K-COLLEGE, you MUST own this book. I reference this book when planning workshop activities, teacher-made assessments, when I'm looking for books/words/ name it, it is in there. I even gave this book to a teacher friend as a gift because she kept borrowing my copy. It isn't a book full of printables; however, it has every list of words or resources that you can think of (parts of speech, figurative language, Caldecott/Newberry Award winners, leveled sight words, antonyms, synonyms, vowel sounds, literacy terms, comprehension strategies, compound words, tongue twisters, dictionary words/skills......)It is THE reference book to keep on your desk.

For more resources, visit Teaching in Room 6.

Ms. Wainwright : )


  1. Just found your blog through the linky party! I have heard lots of good things about this book! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for linking up Kathie! I am always hearing about the "lists" books...maybe it is time I go get one! Thank you for the suggestion :)

    Teaching in Room 6

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  4. I know what else a awesome reading teacher like you needs to post to pick up your award. :)

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  5. I am putting this book on my wishlist at Amazon. Thanks for sharing! Also, thanks for being my 51st follower. I love the title of your blog and am a new follower here.
    Thinking Out Loud

  6. I just found your blog and I'm your newest follower! It's super cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I so need this book! I am forever doing google searches for word lists and more. It would be great to have all that at my fingertips. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower : )