15 Professional Development Books for English Teachers

Professional development is an important part of a teacher's career. It is critical that teachers continue learning and do not become stagnant. Check out this list of 15 professional development books for English teachers.

Professional development is an important part of a teacher’s career. It is critical that teachers continue learning and do not become stagnant. I love that as teachers we have 24/7 access to teaching ideas through our social media accounts, Google and Pinterest search as well as through books. It is important that as middle school and high school English teachers we continue our professional development through books, workshops, and our PLC communities.

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Below is a list of professional development books for English teachers that have been recommended by teachers for teachers. I personally have Penny Kittle and Nancie Atwell’s books on my bookshelf and hope to purchase Kelly Gallagher’s books in the future. Click on the image or the title to find out more about these books.

Professional Development Books for English Teachers


180 Days by Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle


Workshopping the Canon by Mary E. Styslinger


A Novel Approach by Kate Roberts


Reading Reconsidered by Doug Lemov, Colleen Driggs and Erica Woolway


Passionate Readers by Pernille Ripp


Teaching Adolescent Writers by Kelly Gallagher


Beyond Literary Analysis by Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell


Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller


The Writing Revolution by Judith C. Hochman


No More Fake Reading by Berit Gordon


In the Middle by Nancie Atwell


Readicide by Kelly Gallagher


Book Love by Penny Kittle


Write Like this: Teaching Real-world Writing Through Modeling & Mentor Texts by Kelly Gallagher


Write Beside Them by Penny Kittle

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Additional Teacher Learning

  1. Online Teacher Professional Development
  2. Teacher Professional Development Podcasts
  3. Lit Launch: The Middle School Reading Engagement Professional Development Course

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