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This past spring, for my children’s and young adult literature class we were asked to do an author study on a favorite author of our choice and create a presentation and teacher friendly handout for the class. My group chose to research Jane Yolen, the wonderful, award winning author of over 300 books! As part of our project we read close to 20 books each and came to the conclusion that Jane Yolen is incredibly diverse in her writing and is immensely passionate about what she does. She wanted to be a writer since she was a little girl and has certainly obtained (possibly even surpassed!) her goal. She encourages students to write every day and most importantly to never give up!

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Hello all!

Summer is in full swing and my summer is off to a great start at my internship for my Masters Degree in Teacher of Reading. I am part of the Compass Program in conjunction with Lesley University and the Cambridge Public Schools. Summer Compass is a six-week academic program that extends and reinforces information that the students have learned during the school year. As part of my internship I am a reading specialist for the school. I work as part of a third/fourth grade classroom team teaching lessons in reading, writing, and word study and I also tutor struggling students in one-on-one tutoring sessions.

So far I am loving what I do! Being back in the classroom is amazing. I look forward to a successful summer and am still looking for a job for the fall. I have my fingers crossed that one will come my way soon! Hope you are enjoying your summer and keeping cool!

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