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I am a huge fan of reading! I can tell you something amazing. When I was in grade school I was not a fan of reading. As a matter of fact I went to all Catholic Private Schools even through High School. About the fourth grade, my teacher was Mrs. Carlson. She was truly a great teacher but she would have the students raise their hands in order to read “out loud” the text in class. I was the student who never raised her hand to read, because I could not comprehend what I was reading. I was so worried about not pronouncing the words correctly or not knowing a word that I lived in fear as I did this. Mrs. Carlson would tell me, Miss Jackie go ahead and read the next page. I hated that she did this and I felt like she was “picking” on me or trying to embarrass me in front of my fellow students. She really was doing her job and teaching me to do what I did not want to do. As I became a better reader I still could not tell the students or teacher what I just read. It made no sense to me at all. The teacher would ask me a question about what I just read and I could not answer it and then another “smarter” student was able to answer her question. I remember feeling so “relieved” to have that over with. As much as this was a horrible experience at such a young age, it made me into the “reader” I am today! I will talk more about that later.
If you have had an experience such as the one I have had, please share in the comment section of this blog. I promise to respond to each one of you.