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What MRA Board Members are Reading this Summer -  Summer reading loss accounts for roughly 80% of the rich/poor reading achievement gap. Yet far too little attention is given to this pressing problem. This timely volume offers not only a comprehensive review of what is known about summer reading loss, but also provides reliable interventions and guidance by acknowledged experts and researchers on reading, remedial reading, and special education.

Summer Reading: Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap (Language and Literacy Series)/Richard L.

What MRA Board Members are Reading this Summer - Ron Chernow, vividly re-creates the whole sweep of Alexander Hamilton's turbulent life—his exotic, brutal upbringing; his titanic feuds with celebrated rivals; his pivotal role in defining the shape of the federal government and the American economy; his shocking illicit romances; his enlightened abolitionism;  and his famous death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July 1804.

In Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda picked up a copy of Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow, in an airport bookstore.

What MRA Board Members are Reading this Summer - It presents a practical, concrete framework to allow readers to understand their habits—and to change them for good. Infused with Rubin’s compelling voice, rigorous research, and easy humor, and packed with vivid stories of lives transformed, Better than Before explains the (sometimes counter-intuitive) core principles of habit formation.

Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits--to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life: Gretchen Rubin.

What MRA Board Members are Reading this Summer - In Writers Are Readers, the mutually supportive roles of reading and writing are made visible through the idea of "flipsides;" how a reader's insights can be turned around to provide insights into his own writing, and vice versa. Lester and Reba's trademark engaging style is woven throughout chapters full of sample lessons, student writing samples, and recommended texts for maximizing the flipped concept across the year.

Writers ARE Readers: Flipping Reading Instruction into Writing Opportunities by Lester Laminack, Reba M.

What MRA Board Members are Reading this Summer - Every day, teachers and administrators tirelessly work to fulfill their most significant duty: to ensure students learn. In Unstoppable Learning, authors Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey uncover systems thinking as the key to improving teaching and learning schoolwide.

Unstoppable Learning Learn how to use systems thinking to create clear learning targets, prepare effective lessons, successfully assess instruction, and more.

What MRA Board Members are Reading this Summer -   Based on Dave Burgess's popular "Outrageous Teaching" and "Teach Like a PIRATE" seminars, this book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. This groundbreaking inspirational manifesto contains over 30 hooks specially designed to captivate your class & 170 brainstorming questions that will skyrocket…

Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator by Dave Burgess is on Lisa’s read shelf.

What MRA Board Members are Reading this Summer -   Reading in the Wild, written with reading teacher Susan Kelley, describes how to truly instill lifelong "wild" reading habits in our students. Based, in part, on survey responses from adult readers as well as students, Reading in the Wild offers solid advice and strategies on how to develop, encourage, and assess five key reading habits that cultivate a lifelong love of reading.

Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits by Donalyn Miller with Susan Kelley.

What MRA Board Members are Reading this Summer - John Hattie  John Hattie’s Visible Learning presented the biggest ever collection of research into what actually work in schools to improve children’s learning. Not what was fashionable, not what political and educational vested interests wanted to champion, but what actually produced the best results in terms of improving learning and educational outcomes. It became an instant bestseller and was described as revealing education’s ‘holy…

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement by John Hattie at Barnes & Noble.

What MRA Board Members are Reading this Summer - The Outlander Series (8 books) - Historical YA Fiction - Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Historical fiction that involves time travel, action and adventure, romance ;) and of course gallant kilted men in century Scotland. Must read!