Wide Open

Recovering My Mind: Poetry and Rock Music

Stirring. Sweating. Softly tilting. Towards the window. Slightly left ajar. Potted plant to the right. She brought me that from California. Smelling of her hands, wafting her dreams through my eyes. The sun’s trying to disturb my sleep, but I won’t let another day steal my sparkle There’s always another sunrise, but there isn’t another one of her. Uninterrupted, I drift back into my dream. The dream that I lived with eyes wide open.

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A Free ‘Oral Vaccine’ for Literacy

A Teacher's Reflections

Yes, people would definitely stand in line for days and pay hundreds of dollars.  Yet, it’s all right there, in the words of a book.  Read aloud, go to the library.  Get that free ‘oral vaccine’ for literacy.  Make a difference.

Thank goodness I read his book when my children were young.  Since then, the Read-Aloud Handbook has had seven editions and is a million copy bestseller.  Where does my drive and passion to read aloud come from?  This book!  This is it, the golden key.  While Jim Trelease has facts and research and stories as proof, I have real, hands-on proof — the children I read to.  Oh, what a difference it makes.  I know, first hand.

Read this book.
Read aloud.
Make a difference.


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