A Thinking Kind of Reading
To: Tim Shannahan
RE: Readers read
Let’s all take a minute to thank Tim Shannahan.
Over the last few weeks, a new fire kindled beneath the Great Silent Reading Controversy and flames erupted. 535 more words
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Penny Kittle, author, speaker, and educator spoke at the ALL WRITE CONFERENCE a few years ago. She shared a story that touched my heart and put the icing on the cake for what I had been trying to do in my primary writing classes. 475 more words
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Getting through this book was a personal challenge for me, not because Love That Dog by Sharon Creech lacked quality, but because verse novels are really, 214 more words
5 months, 3 weeks ago
This review was originally published on July 18, 2016 at A Virtual Summer Book Club and is cross-posted here. Penny Kittle will be one of the keynote speakers at the… 520 more words
5 months, 4 weeks ago
I finally caught up with the rest of the world and read The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Generally, I am not a fan of “coming-to-age” books because the voice never feels authentic to me, and I rarely make a connection to the protagonist. 431 more words
6 months ago
My Prayer . . .
—For the soldier that is alone.
Missing loved ones,
Fighting for our country,
Hoping the cause will matter.
—For the survivors… 56 more words
6 months, 3 weeks ago
I remember those
last three days
of our times together
I knew you were slipping away. . .
Your breathing became shallow.
“How could you… 61 more words