Author Bio

Marcie Pickelsimer teaches seventh-grade reading and English at Oxford Middle School in Oxford, Michigan. She has her bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton in secondary education and is currently working on her master's degree in reading and language arts from Oakland University. She can be reached at pickem0l@oxford.k12.mi.us.


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