As a kid, I loved to read. Every opportunity I could get to read aloud in the classroom while coming up was golden to me. I believe it was because I knew I was good at it. My self-confidence was extremely high in the academic realm because I was such a great reader.
When the teacher asked me to read, I always hoped to be able to read pages at a time. I use to ask to read the entire story even though my classmates deserved a turn at reading. Now, as a teacher, I see the students in my class that are the same way. Although I want to hear from everyone, I love to feed the ego of those who love to read! I know the doors that will open in the future for that student because he/she is not afraid to communicate. That’s right – great reading leads to great communication skills! That’s my opinion and I am sticking with it!
So, in addition to the A to Z Challenge I am doing on my personal blog, I am going to take the challenge on my education blog this month and blog daily (except Sundays) on reading literacy.
This is going to be fun!