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Mrs. Jacqui Connelly

Learning Leader – Orange 10 Community, English Discipline (Teacher)

jcconnelly@cbe.ab.ca

Learning Community: Orange (Grade 10)
Courses/Programs: English 10, A.P. English 20, A.P. English 35
English 10, A.P. English 20, A.P. English 35

Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy – which many believe goes hand in hand with it – will be dead as well.

Margaret Atwood

The genesis of a poem for me is usually a cluster of words. The only good metaphor I can think of is a scientific one: dipping a thread into a supersaturated solution to induce crystal formation. I don’t think I solve problems in my poetry; I think I uncover the problems.

Margaret Atwood

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