What a fantastic conference! Idelle, Patton's LMC Director, and I presented a session on Using Multicultural Literature to Teach Common Core. The keynote speakers shared wonderful messages., Tim Green, a former NFL Atlanta Falcon turned author, talked about literature relating to the reader. He shared a story with us about a student asking him if he was rich. Tim responded that he was the richest man in the world. He has a wife and five children that he loves and is loved by them.
Sharon Draper, the author of the Illinois Bluestem winner, Out of My Mind shared how this story needed to be told. If you haven't read it, find the time to read it together with your child. It has a powerful message.
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