Reading Nation
Books every READ 180 Teacher Should Read
  • November 07, 2017

We asked our Implementation Team members: "What are the most essential books that every READ 180 teacher should read?" The list below was their response! Some are Young Adult (YA) books and others are for your own Professional Development route. Take a look, rent these books, and get reading! :) 

Professional Development:

Both of these books are about how to relate to students and how to support their social-emotional needs as well as what students appreciate about teachers to help build or foster strong student-teacher relationships:

  • Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from Middle School Students by Kathleen Cushman
  • The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Author Donalyn Miller
  • The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo
  • Notice and Note by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst
  • Discipline in the Secondary Classroom- saved my teacher confidence
  • Digital Leadership by Eric Sheninger
  • It's Never Too Late by Janet Allen
  • The New Art and Science of Teaching by Robert J. Marzano

Young Adult:

  • My favorite YA book of all time:  Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. It is one of the most beautiful stories I have ever read and a title I immensely enjoyed sharing with my READ 180 students. We laughed and cried together over this book, and it’s one of the few books I reread every one-two years because it has always stuck with me. - Cathy Mattia, Implementation Manager 
  • The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  • This Side of Home, by Renée Watson
  • Wonder by Raquel J. Palacio
  • Crash by Jerry Spinelli

  • I would add Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt. This book pulled all of my students in, they loved the cliffhanger moments, and opened many discussions on family, trust and friendship. This will be read in my reading class for years to come!

    Nice list of books!

    very nice..i will read them