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When teaching grade one I noticed how language - specifically learning to read and write - empowered students. This idea has captivated me since."


How do words change worlds?
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Book Review & Teacher Ideas
Books have the power to engage and entertain, inspire and inform. I use picture books and novels as mentor texts for most of my writing lessons. Visit often: I will highlight a favourite children's book (new or old), write a short review and suggest a teaching connection. 

Also check out my Must-Have Books for various ages!
Join me in my quest to change the world through words. Check back each week to find new ideas for both teachers and parents. 
Whale in a Fishbowl by Troy Howell and Richard Jones
If you’re looking for a new book to teach word choice and sentence fluency, try Whale in a Fishbowl

        “Everything circled around her. 
        People – flurrying, hurrying, worrying. 
        Traffic – wheeling, pealing, squealing.” 

This book may also lead to an interesting conversation about animals in captivity!