As an elementary school teacher, I found it fascinating why some of us are great spellers and some are not. Throughout my life I have always loved reading, been very strong with oral language and loved writing, YET I am someone who has struggled her whole life with spelling. At times it has been downright embarrassing! I feel for students who battle any struggles in their oral or written expression, in addition to challenges with reading. As a result, I’m passionate about offering students stories that will help them develop their phoneme development, prediction skills, awareness of sound patterns and rhythm and tend to write with rhyme and alliteration.