Reading Aloud to the Rescue

A Teacher's Reflections

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A child’s serious head injury required surgery and plenty of rest at home.  Scary stuff.  How to help Miles relax and take his mind away from his boo-boo?  Reading aloud, of course.  Miles loved ‘Jennie reading’ when he was in my classroom.  I read a few picture books today, and then we became engrossed, together, in chapter reading.

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For an hour we were on a wild island with Roz, the robot who was in a crate on a cargo ship, washed ashore during a hurricane, and activated by the otters.  I finally stopped reading after the bears tried to attack Roz.  Miles did not want me to leave.

He has no idea what is ahead in the book – adventures, learning how to help animals on the island, and slowly becoming less and less of a robot.   I will visit Miles every week to read The Wild…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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