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Super Speller Giveaway Winners!
I'm happy to announce that Kim O., Darren R., and Lisa M. are the winners of the spelling book pairs: one original Super Spellers and one brand new Super Speller Starter Sets (a spelling resource book, grade 1-5, with lessons, lists, centers, and more). Kim, Darren, and Lisa, if you are seeing your names here for the first time, please send me your contact information ASAP.
I'm tickled that people sent emails, tweets, and FaceBook posts. Thanks to all the teachers who entered the contest. I wish everyone of you the best with your teaching!
Winter happenings.Winter is a time for writing, as well as literacy work in the schools and conference presenting. On the writing side, I’m diving into a high-interest sports series for Black Rabbit Books and celebrating the release of six books from Capstone Press. I’m also shopping around a chapter book (Bibi LeBreeze, Theater Detective) and continuing to hone an upper middle grade novel (Garbage Boy). In the schools, I’m working with teachers to refine and implement their SMART goals, and teaching model lessons on Kid Writing and vocabulary instruction. Finally, I’ll be presenting on spelling at the TALES conference (Waco, TX). I feel fortunate to work in the field of education alongside so many talented and hard-working teachers and administrators.