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Kimberly Malone
Kimberly Malone • 27 weeks ago

My 7th graders were analyzing the epistolary story "Ordeal by Cheque," (corbettharrison.c...) and 8th grader Patrick was intrigued by my essential question still on the whiteboard: "Who is Tony Spagoni?" Without evening knowing the story, he created this funny little one-page tribute that used Mr. Stick, so he earned a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award. Thanks for always making me laugh, Patrick! Mr. Stick resources: corbettharrison.c...

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