School is closed for the year. Who would have ever expected to hear that in March? But we did. From the very first day teachers learned they would not physically be with their students, teachers were finding ways to help them. We quickly learned about Zoom and distance learning. We found ways to keep going. This has been a real learning curve for all of us and we are very proud of how educators have handled themselves.
This issue of The Missouri Reader was in development when COVID-19 struck our area, so the articles do not reflect our experiences with it; however, you will find an array of articles to help you plan for the time when we can be with our students again and some things that will be useful as we complete this very different school year.
This issue is dedicated to our dear friend David Harrison who has supported teachers and children with over 50 years of his wonderful books and poems. As a frequent contributor to The Missouri Reader, he has encouraged and supported us in our mission to bring interesting and useful information to you. This issue also celebrates learning in many areas such as nonfiction literature with Carla Killough McClafferty, a special STEM section, and articles on writing and global literacy.
We appreciate all of you who have supported us through contributions, reviews, and your membership in the Missouri Literacy Association. Your membership dollars provide the funding that makes the sharing of The Missouri Reader possible. Thank you for all the support you give us that enables us to continue to publish this journal.
Happy Reading and Writing
Sam & Glenda
Happy Reading and Writing!
Dr. Sam Bommarito and Glenda Nugent
Dr Sam Bommarito Glenda Nugent
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