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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. 
Christmas is a perfect time to bring out some favourites! Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas is one of those for me. Kids (and adults) enjoy his antics and his fears. 

Consider this reader response prompt after your shared reading: At Christmas, I feel…

Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas by Melanie Watt