WOW! I could say a lot of things that are fun about you: you have
good books, you read the books well, and a lot more things!
Thank you for coming
(2nd grader, Duniway Elementary, Portland, OR, February 2003)
have used Epossumondas in a collaborative unit studying folk characters
with a 3rd grade teacher. We did a character analysis of Epossumondas,
Juan Bobo, Anansi the Spider, etc, and studied the cultures out
of which those characters originated. Then we invented a class
folk character and students wrote individual folk tales using
the class character. Our assessment involved the writing rubric
used in class and a rubric we created based on the folk character
the class created. It took about three weeks of daily language
Peter Caggia, MLS, NBCT
Library Media Coordinator, Raleigh NC
had the pleasure to meet Ms Salley and chat with her for a while
at the Reading by the Bayou conference in Panama City, FL . I
wanted to express my appreciation for her book To market, To Market.
I work with children with autism and related disorders. I use
her book often. There are so many parts of language that I can
teach from the book. It helps me assess and to teach many different
skills. I love the story and it is so much fun to read. The children
love it and ask for it often. That book has made a difference
in my children's lives. Not only do we enjoy the story, but they
have learned many aspects of communication and ways to use their
language more functionally. They learn to scan, identify and label
objects with the wonderful pictures. She truly has touched our
lives. Thank you"
Elaine Johnson, FL
Great...Amazing...Great Salley storytelling...Collen Salley was
wonderful, what a fun, exciting woman...[She] is amazing, I learned
a lot about storytelling... [Coleen] is SUCH a great storyteller...I'm
really glad you brought Coleen Salley this year: great speaker!...
Coleen Salley added a wonderful dimension to the conference this
year... Funny, inspiring, motivating... I love Coleen Salley!"
Attendees to the Butler Conference, IN January 2004