My name is Julie Ballew, and I am a fourth grade language arts & social studies teacher in Houston,
TX. I have a passion for young people, and I am so fortunate to make a living by doing what I love.
I am back in the classroom this year after spending
the last six years as a literacy coach. This site is a
place to share what I discover along the way. Look
around to see pictures of my classroom and anchor
charts, information about notebooks, handouts I’ve
created, 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.