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May 6, 2020: Thoughtful poetry for all times…

by Maryellen Rooney Moreau May 06, 2020 1 min read 1 Comment

And Then It Happened book coverWoodson, J. (2014). Brown Girl Dreaming. NY: Putnam

This is a book of poetry centering on the author’s life experiences growing up in Ohio. She remembers life as a child and applies these memories to her future.

There are two poems that I would like to cite:

  • “every wish, one dream”
    pages 313–314
  • “it’ll be scary sometimes”
    pages 13–14

“every wish, one dream” The first selection is about Woodson’s dream of becoming a writer. As many writers have, she has read much and remembered the themes, lines of stories and poems, and their life lessons. As I read the passage to you, think about her expression of her life’s goal.

“it’ll be scary sometimes” The second poem is about a memory from early life stories about family experiences from past generations...

Maryellen Rooney Moreau
Maryellen Rooney Moreau

Maryellen Rooney Moreau, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, is the founder of MindWing Concepts. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders at University of Massachusetts at Amherst as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar, and a Masters of Education in Communication Disorders at Pennsylvania State University. Her forty-year professional career includes school-based SLP, college professor, diagnostician, and Coordinator of Intervention Curriculum and Professional Development for children with language learning disabilities. She designed the Story Grammar Marker® and has been awarded two United States Patents. She has written more than 15 publications and developed more than 60 hands-on tools based on the SGM® methodology. Maryellen was awarded the 2014 Alice H. Garside Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Dyslexia Association, Massachusetts Branch.

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November 12, 2020

This is amazing and serendipitous.I am a teacher of the Deaf and hard of hearing (an itinerant) and I have a new Spanish speaking student that has to tackle “brown girl dreaming”
I mention tackle because she has a profound hearing loss, is not proficient in English, and is reading on a 1st grade level.
As her itinerant; I really want to help her understand and find meaning in this book as I work with her one on one outside of her regular English class.
Which of your books should I start with to guide me? The grammar packet?
Please help.
Was looking up mindwing recommended from a friend and was so surprised to see “brown girl dreaming”
Thank you!

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