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October 27. 2017

Ask Meli! October, 2017

Meli has been busy answering her fan mail! She loves reading all of your wonderful letters because you are such great writers! This month, Meli answers questions from Landon, Elle, and Will from Northwestern Elementary School in Mardela Springs, MD.

Q: Dear Meli, My group read your book "The Problem with Meli" this week. I would like to learn about you. Why does Ron take you for a walk? Do you bark anymore? I learned that you bark a lot. I thought it was interesting that you watch TV. ~Landon

: Thanks for the letter and the wonderful picture that you drew for me. I still bark sometimes - especially when I see a squirrel - but I try very hard to be a good dog. Woof! Meli

Q: Dear Meli, My group read your book "The Problem with Meli" this week. I would like to ask some questions. How old are you? Where did the blanket come from? Do you like to play? Do you like to watch TV? Do you like to take a bath? I like your toy an leash. ~Elle

: I liked getting your letter with so many good questions. I am 11 years old now, and I still like to play and go to the park. I watch TV, but I like being outside running around the best. Woof! Meli

Q: Dear Meli, My group read your book "The Problem with Meli" this week. What time do you go to bed? Where did you get the blanket with your name on it? Do you bark anymore? Do you have a garage? Does Ron like to take you outside? I like when you barked at 6 o'clock p.m. Do you like having a neighborhood? ~Will

: Thanks for writing to me! Do you like to get letters? In answer to your question, I go to be at 10 pm. That seems late, but I take a lot of naps during the day. Woof! Meli

Meli woud love to hear about your favorite genres to read! You can let her know in your letters along with any more questions. And don’t miss the NEW Meli books in the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Guided Reading Collection

Please be sure to send your letters to Meli c/o The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Team, 361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, NH 03801. And don't forget to Tweet your questions to @FountasPinnell with #FPAskMeli.

See you soon!

~Meli and The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Team

August 23. 2017

Ask Meli! August, 2017

Ask Meli is back!! Meli has received SO many wonderful questions and loves reading them all! It’s her favorite thing to do besides playing with her rubber chicken. She is so eager to answer them, so keep them coming!

Below are questions sent in from Gwen, Mila, Keandra, and Jaykub from Graham Elementary in Graham, WA.

Q: Dear Meli, I am a student in Graham, Washington. I know you like to go to the park. I like to go to the park too. Do you like to play in the backyard? ~Gwen

: Thank you for your letter. It was interesting to hear that you like to play in the park just like me! I like to run around in my backyard, too. Do you? Woof! Meli More...

March 31. 2017

Ask Meli! March, 2017

Meli is really enjoying all of her mail!! Your letters were wonderfully written and she could tell that you all have been working hard on your reading and writing. You must have some great teachers! She has received many questions from all over the country. Here are a few examples.

Below are questions sent in from Riley, Emoneet, Ealiyah, and Caihey from Blue Jay Bird Elementary School in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin! More...