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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. 

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September 19, 2017     The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

Join me in my quest to change the world through words. Check back each week to find new ideas for both teachers and parents. 
I wish I had a grade 6 or 7 homeroom class to read this to right now. I’d be fascinated by the discussion and insights of the students. The Nest is a well-written, distinctive middle-school novel. It touches on themes of acceptance, fear and perfection. The paranormal element will have kids spell-bound.