Mrs. Allen Reads

All Things Literacy

Books in the Spotlight

Dex: The Heart of a Hero


Looking for a book to help you spark the discussion about building reading stamina with your students? Dex: The Heart of a Hero is a story about a little dog who decides he wants to be a super hero but has to work really hard to accomplish this goal. I have used this story at the beginning of the year to help inspire students to work just as hard as Dex on becoming a reader. I have this book in my room if you want to borrow it this year!

The Reading Strategies Book

I ordered this book last week and I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Click on the picture above to watch a short video with the author. She gives you a quick tour of the book and talks about how you can use it in your classroom.

There is also a free webinar (click here to register). The actual webinar is Thursday at 5pm (open house time) but if you register you will get a link to watch the video at your convenience. 🙂 I’ll have this book in my hot little hands next week if you want to stop by and take a look.


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