Hey Tech Teachers! Last February my story, the I’m Sorry Story was released.  It’s a story that follows a young man, Ryan, and his journey of discovering how to take responsibility for his actions and making things right with others when he’s been wrong. I wrote it after a few years of teaching fifth grade and knowing that a story was better than a lecture when helping my class understand this important life skill. From the first time I read it to my students, years ago, to this past spring and summer when I read it to others in our country and even Germany, it has created amazing conversation with young people!   

It would be an absolute honor to bring this story to your class! Technology has allowed me to join classes across the nation and world.  With a virtual author’s visit, I’d read the story to your class while showing the illustrations on full screen.  When it’s finished, I have a variety of discussion questions and possible activities to go along with the story.  

Social emotional learning is absolutely important this year, maybe even more important than it’s ever been, according to educator and author Rachelle Dene Poth in her recent article: 

If you are interested in an I’m Sorry Story Author Read Aloud, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/f3d1yNzdCnQnBtSt5

Hope to meet you and your class soon!

About the Author

Melody McAllister

Melody McAllister is a wife, mother of five, educator, and author. She and her family relocated to Alaska from the Dallas area in 2019.  McAllister is 2017 Garland NAACP Educator of the Year and author of the I’m Sorry Story, a children’s book about taking responsibility for mistakes and making sincere apologies.  She is also the Logistics Manager for EduMatch Publishing.  McAllister has spoken at ISTE and ASTE about equity issues in education, and writes about her journey in her blog, HeGaveMeAMelody.com.

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