Monday, March 31, 2014

My Professional Bookshelf

Spring Break has sprung! I've decided to spend nine glorious days at home doing all the things I love: gardening, reading, writing, grilling out, watching tv, and treating myself (any Parks and Rec fans out there?!). There's really no better time to dust the cobwebs off of my professional bookshelf. I love reading. It's ultimately what propelled me to become a speech-language pathologist. It's something I always make time for and I read everything; you should see my currently-reading and to-read list on Goodreads! It's truly all over the place.

This spring break, I want to delve into the world of a group of Bay Area first graders who learn to write. So I pulled this precious little gem off of my bookshelf:
This book is entitled The Brothers and Sisters Learn to Write: Popular Literacies in Childhood and School Cultures. Anne Haas Dyson, the author, became a part of these children's classroom and ultimately a member of their "fake family."

My hopes for "My Professional Bookshelf" is that it will become a regular feature on my blog. I want to share the professional books I'm reading, review them, and discuss them with my fellow speech therapists! Sooo.. this will not be the last time you hear about The Brothers and Sisters. I will give routine updates about what I've learned from the book and how I will apply that knowledge to my therapy.

If this book interests you.. read along with me! It'll be fun. :)


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