Welcome to my little corner of the world!

My name is Julie Ballew, and I am a PreK-5 Literacy Coach in a suburb of Houston, TX.  I have a passion for young people, particularly for the teaching of reading and writing, and I make a living by supporting teachers who share that passion.  This site is an effort to support more teachers than I normally reach in a day.

Look around to see pictures of my (previous) classroom and other teacher’s classrooms, photos of anchor charts, information about notebooks, handouts I’ve created, notes I’ve taken, links to some of my favorite literacy websites, and some of my favorite mentor texts, read-alouds, and professional books.

I hope that this site serves you well and that you won’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. Be sure to sign the guestbook!

If you’re here, chances are good that you know me and know what this site is all about, but if you happened to stumble upon this by accident, here’s the scoop:

Last update: February 9, 2012