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My Journey Continues as a Literacy Strategist


Yesterday, during a lesson, Lenny raised his hand. He didn’t shout out and so, even though I wasn’t looking for an answer, I called on him. “Lenny, do you have a question?” I asked. “Yesterday, I went to the doctor and got TWO shots,” he began. Clearly he didn’t have a question, but he was also speaking quickly, on a roll, and had a sweet smirk, like the punch line.. Read More


Yesterday I wrote about our adjective lesson with pumpkins. One of the sprouts I visited to help with his descriptive word was Billy. As I squatted down next to Billy’s seat, I glanced at his pumpkin… it was a big ol’ mess of a scribbles, so I wasn’t quite sure how he was going to describe his pumpkin. “Billy, what adjective do you want to write for your pumpkin?” I.. Read More