I write about events that happen to me and around the world from a writer's point of view. Nothing in my life ever goes smoothly. My focus is on young adult and children's authors, but occasionally I will bring you an adult author. It is my pleasure to introduce new books and authors to my readers. Writing is my life! By Barbara Ehrentreu
The prompt for today brought me back to my tutoring experience and working with students who needed help in Reading. Many times they had missed something and when they learned it they did better. This is a poem about a boy with whom I worked for a year before he improved in Reading. April 21, 2014 Prompt: Write a poem about going Back to Basics
When he read for me I knew the skips and the falters the omissions of words his whole demeanor as he pored over the words his eyes scrunched with frustration as he missed more and more
I knew he needed to start over and relearn all that had somehow slipped over him as he struggled engulfed with sadness to make sense of a foreign world each time he saw a new task
He needed to go back to before he saw words so I showed him diagrams and matching picture to picture in an attempt to fill in the blanks of a child whose lack of ability probably stemmed from his loss of understanding somewhere along the way
He needed the basics of recognizing shapes to read words and soon he was reading those words and soon he was reading paragraphs and soon he no longer needed me.
copyright 2014 by Barbara Ehrentreu
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