I had been sitting next to her, listening to her quietly read and use a think aloud strategy to practice test-taking skills in the computer lab. An unlikely setting for an amazing, thrilling, wonderful, heart-warming revelation, wouldn’t you agree?
As she was logging off the computer, she turned to me and said, in a completely serious, oh-so-grown-up voice, “To tell you the truth, Mrs. Anderson, last year I really didn’t like to read.”
She continued, “In the summer, my mom got me some books to read. I just started to pretend and put myself in the story. Now I like reading a lot.” A huge smile broke across her face, lighting up her eyes.
As big as her smile was, mine might have been bigger!