The Official Writing Challenge
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02/02/07
Hehe From the title, I thought this was going to be about my favorite time in school... DEAR [Drop Everything And Read] time. As an Elementary education major, I had to cringe at the mother's initial response. lol Great read over all.
02/03/07
We were fortunate to have children who enjoyed reading, but then their father read to them every single night, with all 5 lying around him on the one bed. Story time was fun time with dad - mum didn't have the patience!

Thanks for a great story and insight to what it's like for kids who struggle with this wonderful pasttime.
02/03/07
Oh dear, I wish the mother had been gentler at the beginning--I'm glad that you transformed her through the workshop. Very educational article, and this was a good way to present this material (in a story form, rather than as an instructional essay).

FYI--it's Pippi, not Pippy.

My heart goes out to those who struggle with reading--I wish there were more who would take advantage of workshops like this.