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
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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
3 months 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
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
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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
4 months 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
Everything is Going to be Okay
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
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