In My Wildest Dreams

Core Books in ArabicA little less than two years ago, I had the privilege of going to Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, to conduct writing training for teachers in the region with my good friend and colleague, Libby Jachles.

It was a magnificent experience from beginning to end.  Of course, one of the issues we ran into over and over again was language:  Arabic.  Many teachers work with English and Arabic, but the rest only know Arabic.

The International team at Scholastic undertook the project of translating and publishing my core writing books into Arabic for the teachers in the region or any place it might be helpful. What a huge project!  And now, they are here, sitting on my desk, making me smile from ear to ear.


About Ruth Culham

RUTH CULHAM has written more than 40 books and best-selling resources illuminating both writing and the reading-writing connection for countless educators around the globe. Her groundbreaking work with the writing traits and writing from reading is the culmination of 40 years of research, practice, and passion. Ruth’s most recent books, The Writing Thief: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing and Dream Wakers: Mentor Texts That Celebrate Latino Culture, are available from Stenhouse Publishers. She also conducts professional development for schools and districts and writes a regular column for The Reading Teacher.
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1 Response to In My Wildest Dreams

  1. Linda Brock says:

    Amazing! You are an international literacy star now!

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