Sunday, December 01, 2013

Power Reading

Ten years ago - I can estimate the approximate year because I was reading dystopias and taking notes on the bus for my master's degree - I was in the Garlough Elementary Power Reading program as part of a work volunteer program.  Power Reading has volunteers pair up with kids so the kids can practice their reading and get comfortable with reading as a habit.  It was where I first learned about Harry Potter because the first kid that read to me carried around a Harry Potter book to read even though he couldn't read it yet.  It was his ultimate goal.  So I read it right away during the program so we could talk about why he was excited.

I realized I was still using a bookmark one of the kids gave me to mark my library books.  And then I realized the kids who had read to me were either now in college, or at least college-age.  

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