How do we assess writing students in a digital world where personal relationships remain largely untheorized?
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|When I was little, my favorite book of all time was The Little Engine That Could. My mom says she read it to me so often that she had the book memorized. Apparently, so did I - if she turned to the wrong page and kept reading from memory, I would call her out on it. (Which would probably explain why she was tired of my not reading on my own...all the more reason to teach your children early, yes?)
Now, we had many books at home, but there were always those few that stood out. With my own son, I'm finding the same phenomenon - there are certain books he loves, and he will keep pull those out from his little cubby while others gather dust. Some of these books are touching, others are beautiful, and still others just beg for small fingers to touch their pages. Here's a short list of favorites.
|Yes, everyone knows you should read aloud to your child. It's common wisdom - read a book at bedtime, instill a love of reading. But is that really enough? I don't think so. Instead, find those quick opportunities for all-day reading.|
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|Yes, you can manage your time. But it might get messy. Not like this picture, which is disturbingly optimistic in it's portrayal of personal control. (Original image courtesy of Stuart Mills on FreeDigitalPhotos.net.)|