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    By Susan A

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    I start the year with poems by Mattie Stepanak, the young boy who has Muscular Dystrophy and who appears on Oprah and Larry King. Some of his books are Heartsongs and Hope Through Heartsongs. I read from his books , show a tape from Larry King, explaining to the class that he was their age and even younger when he wrote the poems. Some of the activities we do are writing free verse, researching on the internet to learn more about Mattie, and writing letters to Mattie in care of his book publisher. The kids seem to relate well since they know another child has done the writing.

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