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Beth Heinen Bell

Beth Heinen Bell is a reporter (covering Cedar Springs, Grandville, Lowell and Rockford), editor, copy editor and social media manager. She is an award-winning journalist who got her start as the education reporter for the Grand Haven Tribune. A Calvin University graduate, she later returned to Calvin to help manage its national writing festival. Beth has also written for The Grand Rapids Press, Fox 17 and several West Michigan businesses and nonprofits. She is fascinated by the nuances of language, loves to travel and has strong feelings about the Oxford comma. Read Beth's full bio

Creating purposeful learning, sticky note by sticky note

The project gave Parkside second-graders experience reading nonfiction, doing research on a topic, categorizing information, working with a partner and giving a public presentation...

Mr. Blue Sky is living here today, one might infer

Inferring is when you use your background knowledge to gather new evidence from the text, and then use that all to find the meaning of what you’re reading, Meadow Ridge second-graders learned...