I started a new part of the writing process over the weekend: reading primary and secondary sources of information to use for a story. I'm particularly interested in learning more about Amelia Earhart. This is where my teaching background is really coming in handy. Thinking about close reading (a huge theme in the new CCSS Common Core State Standards) is constantly in the back of my mind. As I read, frequent questions surface about skimming and careful reading. Since my research is not directed toward any specific questions at this time, I have been been doing a lot of browsing through topics and ideas. I'm so thankful to find primary and secondary documents and sources scanned online. I can't wait to talk with my friends who have experience in research.