Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The Joy of Reading
My son read his first book this week. I use the term "read" loosely. He did a tiny bit of decoding but relied heavily on pictorial and context cues. (The book had a simple repetitive pattern which would allow even a toddler to pretty much recite it from memory.)
I'll never forget the look on his face when he was done. Such a sense of accomplishment!
ME: Joshy, I am so proud of you!!!
JOSH: Can you tell all your friends on Facebook?
Ha! Not sure if that line says more about him... or more about me?
(But if you were ever confused about the difference between showing and telling, there is some excellent showing for you!)