Ten Things Thursday

Each school year in my room begins with 6th graders reading Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. It lends itself well to teaching the concept of summarizing, characters, character arcs, plot and even the most challenged readers feel excited when they realize they can read and finish a book on their own. (It's rare …

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Monday Musings

The first of November inevitably begins with the disbelief that it's November. For some, the year has gone too fast. For others with a love for the rush and bustle of the holiday season, too slow. For me, like Goldilocks, November feels just right. This first week of the month gives us a place to …

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