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Give an Invitation to Write

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

Reading/Writing Connection

#BookTalk: Love That Dog

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


Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers by Penny Kittle

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

Annual Conference

#BookTalk: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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


My Prayer

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



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


Book Talks - What Are They?

My mentor teacher from last semester suggested I read a book this summer called Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers by Penny Kittle. 291 more words