"My mission as a teacher is to get more kids to embrace story through comic books. As such I use my platform over at www.thecomicbookteacher.com to help educators responsibly use comics in the classroom. I hope this blog will inspire more educators to continue this conversation."
Struggling readers present with a variety of reading problems that require differentiated and targeted instructional interventions to support their individual needs. This poses another challenge to teachers who are already strapped for time with all that is on their plates.
Our local news station (WBRZ-TV, Channel 2 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) did a feature on me and our library. It was a great opportunity to share the fun and learning that's happening in our library. Whenever we can share what libraries can and SHOULD look like then we need to seize the opportunity.
This book was fantastic. As I was reading it, many friends and colleagues ask me about the book and all would say is "Once I'm done I recommend you to read it."
"This book reminded me of Kate DiCamillo's, The Tale of Despereaux. But, Appleblossom the Possum is better geared towards middle grade readers who are transitioning to chapter books whereas I feel The Tale of Despereaux is better suited for upper elementary readers."