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Note: Scroll down to access the podcast player.When it comes to inspiring kids to write, it's one thing for a teacher to praise students for their skills and creativity but it's another thing entirely to SHOW them that they can become a published author. And

reThink ELA #017: Project VOICE: Showing Students the Relevance of Writing

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Read the latest articles written by Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed. and reThink ELA contributors.

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