To any millennials out there who may be reading this, please check out my post on http://literacylessons,wordpress,com  for a post I wrote about how you are the hope of our literacy future!

Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."


  1. I really wanted to read your article, Rae, but I cannot make the link work – I think you need to replace the commas with full stops. And when I actually got onto the site, I could only get to the ABOUT section where the host blogger gave us her biography, which was a bit frustrating as it looks like an excellent site – if only I could get onto the business end of it!

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    1. There is more than one blog by that title. I am about the third one down. I will try to reblog this “message” on PWR. Yes, it should be periods (full stops) instead of commas. Thanks for alerting me to my goofs! You are a good friend.

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      1. You’re welcome:). It’s an easy mistake to make – you won’t believe some of the daft errors I’ve unearthed made my yours truly during my editing runs over my manuscripts!

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