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4 Life Lessons from The Grudge Keeper

Summary of The Grudge Keeper by Mara Rockliff Cornelius is the town's grudge keeper. Whenever the people have an argument or tiff with another person, rather than keep the grudge, they give the grudge to Cornelius. Thanks to his careful protection, no grudge is truly lost or forgotten. One day a huge wind blows the… Continue reading 4 Life Lessons from The Grudge Keeper

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3 Lessons from The Story of Ruby Bridges

When many of us think of Ruby Bridges, we think of that sweet little girl walking down the giant courthouse steps, politicians and media surrounding because she had just won the right to attend any school she chooses. While this moment was monumental for Ruby and our country, this book focuses on the days after… Continue reading 3 Lessons from The Story of Ruby Bridges

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4 Lessons from Two

Summary of Two by Kathryn Otoshi Two is best friends with One. They're are inseparable until . . . Three jumps in and becomes friends with One. Soon, Two feels replaced by all of One's friends, and she feels her heart begin to break! Will she ever be friends with One again? Will One include… Continue reading 4 Lessons from Two

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3 Lessons from Each Kindness

Summary of Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson: A new girl, Maya, shows up at school one day. She looks different from everyone else. Her clothes are ragged and her shoes are falling a part. Chloe is not impressed, and she scoots away as Maya is seated next to her. For days, Chloe watches Maya play… Continue reading 3 Lessons from Each Kindness

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5 Lessons From The Most Magnificent Thing

Summary of The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires: One day, a little girl has the most MAGNIFICENT idea! She and her little pup get to work planning and preparing to put this plan into action. She tinkers hours which turn into days, but her design is never quite right. After each failure, she gets… Continue reading 5 Lessons From The Most Magnificent Thing

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Lessons from Jeremiah

Have you ever heard of the book Jeremiah Learns to Read? This book is an excellent mentor text to use to teach students about setting goals. Here are the lessons I learned from Jeremiah. Everybody has a skill. Jeremiah has so many talents and skills. He can build structures, care for animals, grow crops, and… Continue reading Lessons from Jeremiah

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3 Life Lessons I Learned from Winn-Dixie

I recently picked up the book Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. I vaguely remember seeing this book hanging out on a bookshelf in my house as a kid, but I had never actually taken the time to read it. When I was starting to think about this idea of sharing my love of literature… Continue reading 3 Life Lessons I Learned from Winn-Dixie