Author Archives: jhays11


YES– I’m a procrastinator. Please forgive me, I know we are all feeling the time crunch here. haha I read Bone Gap for my chapter book, and I have to say I like it the best out of all the books we’ve read so far. I am normally one to pick up a boring memoir

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*Creative Title*

Sorry my brain is not on a creative level right now… Lol   I am reading Brown Girl Dreaming and my initial thought was “WTF is going on”– so yes I was a little confused. The poems are each their own individual story, and I didn’t know this at first. I kept trying to link the

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Creating Wild Readers part 2

Chapter 2 of Reading in the Wild embodies the importance of choice within the wild reader. It begins with a quote from Neil Gaiman that I thoroughly enjoyed: “Read. Read anything. Read the things they say are good for you, and the things they claim are junk. You’ll find what you need to find. Just

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Creating Wild Readers

The first concept in this book that I resonated with is the quote by young adult author John Green which states that “reading forces you to be quiet in a world that no longer makes a place for that” (p. 6). I feel this is extremely relevant to society as we know it today. From

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Cinderelly- Cinderelly

Making pottery? Now that’s just crazy Golden dung is even madder There is no tomb of distressed women Or insecure mistresses slicing off their heels But only a fine prince Falling for a scullery maid

~Jenny from the Block~

Well my laptop decided to delete my whole post before I got to publish it, so here I go again… My name is Jennifer Hays, but you can call me Jenny. I was born in Alameda and raised in Lakeport (very small town near Clearlake). There wasn’t a lot of opportunities where I came from,

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