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I Am What I Read: 5 Ways to Nurture Reading Identity by Paula Bourque — Nerdy Book Club


Over the past few years as a K-8 literacy coach I’ve worked with students to help them create and connect with their writing identities. I wanted them to live “writerly” lives and explore what it meant to be a writer. I wrote a book about that exploration (Close Writing). I know, as writers we […]

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Literate Fur Kids


As a novice gardener, I find myself continually dropping by nurseries these days. When I say novice, I mean it.  The following 3 photos demonstrate the progression from creating a raised garden bed, putting soil in the bed, planting the veggies and VOILÁ!  There are actual little plants germinating in that garden plot!  Simply amazing! Are you amazed?  Tell me you are!

garden Garden 2










veggiesCan you see those little veggies poking out of the soil…. hmmm …. I KNOW YOU CAN! Anyways, I have digressed. Is it obvious that I’m becoming a proud gardener?

So, as I was saying, I seem to be hanging out at a lot of nurseries these days and I found something astonishing. I had no idea that dogs can actually read, but the nursery had it covered for both large dogs (sign attached to the fence) and short dogs (sign on the ground of the entrance).  And you know what, it appeared that  the dogs actually are literate, as there wasn’t a single dog in the vicinity of the  nursery!

nursery dog signnursery sign small

What about you?  Do you have any examples of DOGS as READERS? Please share!  I never seem to be disappointed by the talents of our FUR KIDS.  How about you?

5 Reasons NOT to Read Frenchie’s Best Friend


Don’t even consider reading Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog this summer, if:

1.  you aren’t “gaga” about  dogs (especially French Bulldogs).

2.  you dislike reading for fun and humorous entertainment.

3. you’re a perfect teen that never does anything wrong or devious.

4. you can’t relate to a “Frenchie crazy” 13 year old boy from a single parent home with an interfering and quirky Grandma living nearby.

5.  you’ve never wanted anything so badly that you’d do ANYTHING to make it happen!

Of course on the off- chance that this doesn’t apply to you and you’d actually like to read Frenchie’s Best Friend, there are several ways to get your hands on the print copy or eBook.  The easiest is to go to my website and click on the titlehttp://www.twocandobooks.com

Sample or Purchase:
a. eBook Format
Kindle: http:// http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0053HQ0AO
b.Paperback: http://www.redtuquebooks.ca  (CANADA)
https://www.createspace.com/3711250 (US)

Of course, I’m sure you don’t want to read this first book of the Frenchie series!