Friday, March 25, 2011

SOLSC Day 25 of 31 I Know You Can!

This is a small tribute to a first grade student who has been struggling to unlock the reading code. I read with him one on one today in the remedial setting since the rest of his group was absent.  He selected some books and as he got to the middle of one,  he looked at me and said, "I can read!" It must have felt right to him today as he put his strategies to work. What a treasure it was to have been there when he made this discovery!

I know you can.

You pick up the book
Point just right
To the parade of words
That is in your sight

Your mouth is ready
Out come sounds
Blending so perfectly
Saying words you found

You keep on going
See your look
It’s coming together
Marching through the book

“You know, I can read!”
I know you can.

1 comment:

  1. Special day-special poem. I started my teaching career in first grade to do just that-to teach how to read. You made me remember those aha moments all over again. I hope you will show it to him!