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Two Writing Teachers
I love sharing books with students, teachers, family and yes, even strangers.
Last night I made my middle-of-the-week Walmart trip. I always have to make a detour through the book section just to see if there is something new on the shelves.
As I turned the corner, I spied a girl with "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio. Do I say something? Will she get scared if a complete stranger speaks to her?
I decided to take a chance, because how often do I get booktalk "Wonder" in Walmart?
"That is a great book." I say to her.
"My teacher is reading it to us."
"Your teacher has great taste in books. What grade are you in?"
"That's what grade I teach. Where are you in the book?"
"Well, we are somewhere in the beginning."
I lean over and whisper to her, "Have you read the part about the farting nurse?"
She looks at me and smiles kind of embarrassed. That was all I needed to know! Yep! They had read it!
Ahhh....book-talking in Walmart - a day in Walmart can't get much better than that!