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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."



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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. 
The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates
When bad news tends to dominate the news, The Big Umbrella sparks a wonderful conversation about inclusion and kindness. A new must-have for all teachers of elementary students!