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Holiday Reads

I’ve been on a blogging break, but not a reading break. While you are heading off for the holidays, I want to tell you about my two favorite books of the year for your consideration for “seasons readings”— Step Out on Nothing by Byron Pitts and Traits of Writing by Ruth Culham. 

Byron Pitts, a 60 Minutes correspondent, tells a moving story about how faith and family helped him overcome numerous obstacles, including illiteracy. He also talks about the “angels”— educators like you— who made such a difference in his life. 

Traits of writing

This is an updated book by my (and may be your) favorite writing guru, Ruth Culham. I believe that her books have made me a better writer and many teachers tell me she made them more effective teachers. This edition of the Traits of Writing series has new scoring guides and lessons all for middle school teachers. Look for her books at the grades you teach.

Happy reading.



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