“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Frederick Douglass

photoSomething clicked with Grace tonight.  She can read!  Dan has been working with her on flashcards for some time now.  Even though she can read all the words on the flashcards, she has been reluctant to read out of a book.  Tonight, Dan put three words from her flashcards into the same sentence that was in a book.  She saw it was the same and something clicked.  She went on to read page after page of the “Storybook Treasury of Dick and Jane and Friends”.   Her first book was the classic set of stories from the reading primers of the 1940s and 50s!  We’re going to take her out to celebrate tomorrow, by buying a book.

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