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Motivation and Engagement

Motivating Adolescent Learners

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or a duty. It should be offered as a gift.” ~Kate DiCamillo

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Weekly Lit Question

In New Kid, Jordan Banks draws a comic judging the covers of kids’ books. Which attribute is NOT one that he uses to describe books with African American heroes?

Mama says I always liked words; that I was talking before I could walk, and reading and writing before I even got to kindergarten. For some reason, I like poems ... I like making words fit together like puzzle pieces, and coming up with the perfect rhyme.

excerpt from Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist

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