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Motivating Kids to Read and Write: Sparks in the Dark

by Vicki Davis
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Todd Nelsoney and Travis Crowder talk about some of the ideas to get kids excited about reading and writing from their book “Sparks in the Dark.” We can motivate and excite kids about reading and writing.

Todd Nesloney and Travis Crowder Sparks in the Dark

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Travis Crowder

Travis Crowder @teachermantrav is a 7th grade English and social studies teacher in North Carolina. He is a voracious reader and writer and loves helping students develop a passion for reading and writing. He is a co-author of Sparks in the Dark, written with Todd Nesloney.


Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney @TechNinjaTodd is the Elementary Principal at Webb Elementary in Navasota, Texas. He is a White House Champion of Change and the Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Teacher and Elementary Principal of the year. He is also the co-author of the best selling book “Kids Deserve It



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