Wednesday, April 30, 2008

currently reading: Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern

"She thinks of Jimmy, who came to her class as a ten-year-old, reading at a first-grade level, and who now reads aloud proudly from the library of Captain Underpants books she has bought with her own money. (One of her reading strategies is providing books kids are genuinely interested in, which might produce more diaper and fart jokes than she would otherwise care for, but it's worth it to get a book report from Jimmy--as she had two weeks ago--with booger and bowel movement spelled correctly. 'I love this book,' he wrote, 'because it's a subject I care about.')"

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