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Melissa Guerrette
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York: The Shadow Cipher Blog Tour
Sometimes you get an invitation that feels like a privilege. That's how I feel about being the last stop on the Blog Tour for York: The Shadow Cipher , the upcoming alternate-history middle grade novel by Laura Ruby that publishes May 16. I'm thrilled to ad...

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I remember middle school well. Or, parts of it anyway. It strikes me as a time when I was especially impressionable and believed about myself what others told me about myself--they defined me more than I worked to define myself. Middle school wasn't without...

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The Seventh Wish: An Impact Letter
In January, my STEM partner and I posted a Donors Choose project for a class set of The Seventh Wish . We had adopted the book as part of our Healthy Choices unit in fifth grade last year and knew that learning could be more easily facilitated with multiple...

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Author Visit: Elly Swartz
I had the great fortune of hosting author Elly Swartz at my school last week. Finding Perfect   was our class read aloud through the winter months, and my fifth graders responded strongly to Elly's characters and their stories. They were curious and interes...

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OES Reads: The Last Chapter
After our 2017 OES Reads season kicked-off with a wild surprise ( read this post to catch-up on the kick-off), we certainly didn't expect to wrap up our five weeks with still more surprises. Our OES Reads season was scheduled to be five weeks long, with rea...

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OES Reads 2017: The Big Reveal
OES Reads is what we call our whole-school family and community reading initiative. Our program is modeled after the One School, One Book movement. Planning and executing our own program has allowed for dreaming and creativity to be part of the journey towa...

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Why I Write: Students Need Writing Mentors
My mother recently found and sent me a photo of myself at 18 months, sitting in a highchair at the kitchen counter in our first apartment. Blank pages before me, one heck of a grip on a pencil, and a beam of pride on my face. My mother's familiar handwritin...

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It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (8.22.16)
Every Monday bloggers all over the web participate in an effort to share books we have read and what we are excited about digging into. Thanks to Jen at  Teach Mentor Texts  and Kellee & Ricki at  Unleashing Readers  for hosting us all! What I Read Recently...

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I'm excited to take a look through so many 10 for 10 posts today!

This year I am sharing 10 picture books that I'm looking forward to sharing in my classroom to ignite conversations about creating.

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10 for 10: Books that Inspire Conversation About Creating
The August 10 for 10 Picture Book event has happened annually for several years now, and you can find more information at the hosts' sites: Cathy Mere at  Reflect & Refine  and Mandy Robek at  Enjoy and Embrace Learning . Ten Picture Books to Inspire Conver...
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