Friday, 12 February 2010


I often work teaching literacy skills to adults. Today, I was teaching a wonderful fifty-something year old woman to read. It was amazing to see the words she uses everyday begin to come alive for her on paper. She began to sound out the letters and understand how they could be put together. It made me realise that I take reading for granted. I expect it to be easy. But being able to understand all these little marks on a piece of paper or a screen is a kind of magic.

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