The other day I posted this quote on the PageTurners face book page;
“My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.”
― A.A. Milne
And afterward I was thinking about it, and it reminded me of something I used to do with my literacy students at the end of the semester — list one thing they could do now that they couldn't do before.
We used to make the list into a poster, and every time I saw it, I'd smile.
It said things like:
I can spell Wednesday. (And every time I think of this one I grin, remembering the rant this student had made about stupid spelling!)
I can fill out the bank form by myself.
I read a book on my own.
I can work out some big words without asking.
I can read my son his favorite story.
I can leave a note for my daughter. And she can read it. (That's two things)
I wish now I'd kept those posters.