I’m so excited to dive deep into our first interview of the season with marvelous Michelle Cusolito.
In this episode we talk about the importance of writing with our students, the power of picture book dummies, and how stepping outside of our comfort zone enriches our creativity.
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In addition to being an amazing author and educator, Michelle Cusolito is very generous. She’s creating a five-minute Let’s Write video that educators can use in their classrooms. Become a Chalk + Ink Patreon supporter, you can have access to Michelle’s video as well as videos by April Jones Prince, Marcie Flinchum Atkins, Zetta Elliott, Erin Dealey, René Colato Laínez and Lisa Stringfellow.
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It’s homework time. Have you ever wanted to travel to Cuba? If so, you’ll like this assignment. Pick up a copy of Letters from Cubaby Ruth Behar. Once you start reading, you’ll find yourself in the terrifying position of being Jewish in Poland on the eve of World War II, traveling by yourself on a ship across the Atlantic, and disembarking in Cuba.
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