There are eight fabulous stories in this collection of Jessica's Journeys. These stories are about a girl named Jessica and the lessons she has learned in life. Jessica deals with ostracism, disability, death, disobedience, and loneliness. Jessica keeps a journal in which she logs the lessons that she learns from each experience. This book collection provides reading strategies that will help improve reading, vocabulary skills, lessons, and activities that meet elementary English Standard E4a (English language rules), and character development lessons and themes that meet English Standards E2b (reading response), E2c (narrative account), & E3b (listening, viewing, speaking). This book also has integrated themes, which include science, social studies, writing, and art. Jessica's Journeys does t contain any illustrations of Jessica because the author wants the children and adults who will read Jessica's Journeys to create their own image of Jessica. I hope you have as much fun reading them as I had writing them. Now, let the journey begin!
I was born on August 31, 1970, in Miami, Florida, which allowed me to grow up in a culturally diverse society. I now reside in Jacksonville, Florida (one of Florida's best kept secrets). I have a daughter named Kyler who fills my life with laughter, love, and happiness. Even as a young girl, I always knew that I wanted to work with children. I followed those wants and became a case manager and am now a nine-year elementary teacher. My job allows me to exercise my passion for writing, stay up with the latest trends, and helps to create new ideas for learning. My ultimate dream job is to be a full-time writer. I believe anything is possible and so should you.