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Exciting news! Zoe from ZippadeeZazz is celebrating! She has just reached two amazing milestones, 500 Facebook likes and 1000 feedback comments on TpT!  Wow! That's quite an accomplishment!

To celebrate I have  joined Zoe and other amazing TpT teacher-authors  to co-host a big giveaway!  Two winners will be chosen and each will receive a $60 TpT gift card.  So don't wait! Enter on the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win! The giveaway starts now and ends next Friday, February 3rd when the winner will be announced on the Rafflecopter widget. Zoe will also contact the two participants who each win a $60 gift card to TpT. That's a lot of resources to make a teacher's life a little easier! Good luck to you!

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Clip art by Glitter Meets Glue Designs and Artifex

Like most teachers, especially Special Education teachers, I'm a pack rat. The fact that I am a retired Special Education teacher doesn't seem to matter. I brought home some of my favorite things telling myself that I could use them to demonstrate strategies for my graduate students pursuing a literacy degree.  And that's true. I have used them and the college students appreciate the visuals. Recently I decided I needed to clean out a bit and make some room in my home office closet. I found a long-forgotten rolled up, tattered piece of chart paper with a list I had made with two of my 2nd grade (boys) resource students.  Trying to promote interest and enthusiasm for reading we were discussing what makes a book interesting and what we had learned about books we like. They generated ideas expressing the awareness they had about books and I was the scribe.  Reading the list today I can still remember how these two struggling readers were excited about sharing what they knew about books and how much they were enjoying what they had learned.  I took that worn old chart and made the graphic above duplicating exactly what the kids said. I think they were off to a pretty good start. What do you think?  How do your kids identify good books? Are your kids aware of what they like to read? Favorite authors? Subject matter?  Older kid need to identify what they like as well.