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.