Using the Power of Children’s Personal Images to Teach Reading and Writing
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Excerpt from Doing Words:
That first day Ricky stood by the door, sobbing. The second day he wedged himself between the piano and the writing table and looked on, weeping, as the other children were Doing Words. Each one asked for a new Word, traced it, and read their collections of Words to each other. The third day he stood near the table, dry-eyed, watching closely.
“Would you like to have a Word today, Ricky?” He looked at me, for the first time. “You tell me what you want, I write it, then you can read it and write it too.” He moved a step closer. “Who do you love best?” I asked.
He dissolved into tears again, but choked out, “Mom.”
Briskly I printed Mom on a card, while he did a few of the big, jerky sniffs that come at the end of crying. “This word is Mom.”
“Mom,” he read.
And the sun, moon, and stars all shone in his face.