Literacy Advocate 2.7.2020

Literacy Advocate | Post 1 | February 7, 2020

It’s taken me a few weeks to think about a name for this section of the blog. I love blogging about children’s, middle grades, and YA books, but I wanted to create a space for me to share my ideas about literacy as they relate to my roles as a literacy professor, reading specialist endorsement student, writer of children’s picture books, and my most important role of all: mommy to the sweetest little boy, who absolutely has my heart. 💙

I’ve been reading a lot about finding one’s true North Star in life, one’s passion. And I know we continue to adapt and evolve as we continue through this crazy/wonderful/tough/amazing/beautiful journey of life, but right now I really think of my main role is as a literacy advocate. 

I feel that this idea of a literacy advocate fits what I try to do in my life. I work hard to help my students learn all they can about literacy before they become teachers. I help support student teachers as they engage in literacy instruction and assessment. I read about best practices in literacy. I write about best practice in literacy instruction. I read children’s picture books. I read middle grades novels. I read young adult novels. I write children’s picture books. I lead a SWCBI critique group. And I try so very hard to instill a love of literacy in my little guy.

So, in this section of my blog, I will use my varied experiences to share my thoughts and ideas about literacy from my perspective as, well, a literacy advocate.

Thank you for sharing this journey with me! Follow me on Twitter at @KCapLiteracy!
And, if you have any ideas for this section of the blog, please let me know!

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