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Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey



Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey
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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.4

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    communication, dealing, fictional, mummy, teaching, encounter, successful, full-time, counselor, beginning, best-selling, co-authored, historical, reading, education, magical
     content words:    Marcia Thornton Jones, Debbie Dadey, Bailey School Kids, Together Ms, Thornton Jones, Debra Gibson, Eric Dadey, When Ms, School Kids, Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots


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Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey
By Jamie Kee
  

1     Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey are successful writers. They both began their careers as teachers. Now they are full-time writers. Ms. Jones and Ms. Dadey have written more than 140 books. They have both written books on their own. However, most of their books have been written together. The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids is their most well-known series. Together Ms. Jones and Ms. Dadey make an amazing writing team.
 
2     Marcia Thornton Jones was born in 1958 in Joliet, Illinois. Her family moved to Lexington, Kentucky, when she was young. She still lives in Lexington with her husband, Stephen. Ms. Jones has worked many jobs. She worked at a book store and a clothing store when she was in high school and college. Then she finished college and worked in education. She worked as an elementary school teacher. She taught first grade and then third grade. Later she taught computer lab. She also taught gifted and talented students. Ms. Jones worked in all of these education jobs for twenty-five years. That's a lot of teaching experience!
 
3     Debbie Dadey was born Debra Gibson in 1959 in Morganfield, Kentucky. She was always a daydreamer. She was also a talker. In fact, young Debbie often got in trouble for talking too much in class. When she was older, she married Eric Dadey. Then she became Debbie Dadey. When Ms. Dadey finished college, she worked in education. She first worked as an elementary school teacher for several years. She later became an elementary school librarian. Ms. Dadey even taught in college. Just like Ms. Jones, Ms. Dadey spent many years working in education.

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