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Melissa Quimby

4th Grade Teacher + Book Enthusiast


Team time, coaching meetings, and chatting with colleagues near and far keep my wheels turning. All the questions all the time: What language did you use? What scaffolds did they need? What tools can we create?

Engaged Learners

What’s better than readers leaning in with wide eyes during read aloud, writers whispering excitedly to their partner about what they just tried, or mathematicians acknowledging “this is hard” then embracing the challenge?

New Kid Lit

I’m a sucker for picture book biographies and middle grade realistic fiction. In an effort to celebrate new children’s literature, I contribute to a collaborative book blog, Teachers Books Readers.