29 Mar Slice of Life: A Reader Reminds Me… #SOL18
Did you mean it?
That you will never read or think about the book the same way again. That you will always think of me when you read it.
I flash back to four classrooms prior and remember my demonstration lesson with his class. His perspective on a book was one I never heard before. I remember telling him that I had read this book with thousands of kids over the years and had never heard this perspective – his perspective. I told him he changed me. I told him taught me. I told him I would never read that book again without thinking of him.
Yes, I did mean it. Why?
He looks up and meets my gaze.
It’s just really cool. That’s all. It’s really cool.
And he walks away, just like that.
It is all about the books.
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