HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick: A Review by Savanna Sanchez

Literacy and Me

Literacy projects which count 15% of the course grade in my Advanced Writing class this semester is due next week.  We have a slide show and a video by two students who are presenting their personal Literacy Narrative. Others will be turning in signed contracts by themselves and other persons involved for establishing and maintaining Little Free Libraries and Take One/Leave One shelves at their places of work, apartments, neighborhoods and schools. A few will be turning in reports/descriptions of their projects which involve reading aloud to students on a scheduled basis at pre-schools and kindergartens. One girl is teaching her Vietnamese parents how to speak, read, and write English, which they have not attempted yet in spite of their being in the US for several years now. Their creativity amazes me, and their enthusiasm for this project (and my personal passion) has been overwhelming. I took on a few…

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Author: Rae Longest

This year marks my fiftieth year in AAUW (American Association of University Women). The Alvin chapter was begun in 1947, and as a new, green teacher to Alvin Independent School District, I joined in 1968. In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015. Eventually Powerful Women Readers folded as an on-line book club, but I kept the title and turned it into a blog. (See "Introduction,"first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog posted. I have just completed 30 years of teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This is after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District, adding up to a total of teaching 50 years in all. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.

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