Reluctance to Write Is So Relatable!
by Traci Swain
Watch this teacher review of Love That Dog by Sharon Creech to discover how one fourth grade teacher’s students connect with Jack’s reluctance to journal and his eventual love of poetry.
Poetry is for everyone.
After sharing Love That Dog by Sharon Creech with her fourth graders, teacher Kerry-Ann Reeves used Jack’s experience with journaling to drive home the point that anyone—regardless of gender—can be a poet and that it’s okay to feel uncertain when discovering something new.
Kerry-Ann was inspired to participate in this video Book Talk and share her passion for Love That Dog. Watch her video review and see why Love That Dog may be exactly what’s needed to kick off thought-provoking and fun reading and writing workshops!
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