Pam Tarlton is a 5th grade writing teacher at Piedmont Intermediate School in Piedmont, Oklahoma. With the support of her principal, Shawn Blankenship, Pam introduced interactive writing to her students this year using the free website, KidBlog. Pam told the story of how her 150 pound mastiff dog, Benny, played an important role in helping her students gain confidence and fluency in blogging this year in the 5.5 minute video, “Benny’s Banter.” Please check out and share the video! Also check out and comment on student posts on their Kidblog site, “Tarlton’s Terrific Troupe.”
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