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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. 
During the first few weeks of the school year, teachers often discuss the idea of names with students. There are many excellent books which touch on this topic and yet this is my new favourite. A beautifully written conversation between a dad and his daughter – Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela – about how and why she got her name.
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Marinez-Neal