My Very First Post

If you don’t already know Sam Bommarito, here’s a chance to get acquainted. He has quite a story to tell and what he has to say is important. I’ll follow his blog and recommend him to you.


Seeking Ways to Grow Proficient, Motivated, Lifelong Readers & Writers

My very first post.

Where to begin. Let’s start by telling you a bit about myself. My LinkedIn summary says this:

During his 44 year career in education Dr. Bommarito taught every grade K through graduate school. The majority of his teaching time was in Title 1 buildings both as a reading specialist and staff developer. Dr Bommarito took part in a 4-year program where the Jennings school district trained its teachers in Reading and Writing Workshop. Trainers were cadre and former cadre of Teachers College, and included Isoke Nia and Katie Wood Ray. Dr. Bommarito retired from full time teaching in 2015 but continues to be active in the literacy world. He is Co-Editor of the Missouri Reader, serves on various International Literacy Association boards/committees, does volunteer work in literacy and continues to do presentations and write articles about…

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Turtle woes

Hi everyone,

This morning when I got up, I caught my turtles looking in my calendar. I didn’t know they could read. Maybe it’s just my imagination. Lord, I hope so.

I very much fear trouble ahead.

P.S. This is in response to Jane’s poem (below).

The Turtle’s Response

All those nights
he read to us.
All those words
he fed to us.

Now those words
will take us far
cleverly hidden
in his car.

We’ve made our plans,
we’ve marked the date,
we’ve packed our bags,
and now we wait.

He says that turtles
aren’t allowed,
but we can READ
so he’ll be proud!

(c) by David L. Harrison, all rights reserved