The Missouri Reader Vol. 40, Issue 1 - Page 47

Featured Speakers

Nick Kremer &

Sandy Sanders

Missouri Master Teachers on Bringing Shakespeare to life in the classroom

Taylor Mali

What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World

Meeno Rami Thrive: 5 Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching

Ron Clark

The Essential 55;

2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year

New! Added Benefit of the Write to Learn Conference!

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A teacher in each grade level will win 25 books for their classroom. So what are you waiting for? Register today!


Kate Messner

Real Revision; 59 Reasons to Write; children's book author

Adam Gidwitz

A Tale Dark and Grimm; In a Glass Grimmly;

The Grimm Conclusion



No More "I'm Done!"; children's book author

Tanny McGregor

Comprehension Connections; Genre Connections

Free Books for Your Classroom






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Jessica A. Leonard has been an educator for 15 years. Her background is in early childhood education. Her Ph.D. is in curriculum and instruction. Her research involves developmentally appropriate uses of technology in an early childhood setting.

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