The Struggling Reader, Part 2

Becca reading to Caleb

Siblings sharing a book.

Teaching my own child to read is one of the most exciting and sobering things I’ve done. If God is the foundation of our children’s education, then reading is the ground floor. Nothing can make you feel an inadequate teacher more than a struggling reader.

I remember trying to teach my first child how to read. The experts at his kindergarten believed he was dyslexic and wanted to put him in a special ed class. In rebellion, my husband and I brought him home, and I became his teacher. It was a nightmare. I had no idea what I was doing, but reading is my passion!…how hard could it be to pass this passion on to my son. Continue reading

An Interview With James Stobaugh

Confession time. I am a book-aholic. I love books! I was recently asked a question: “If you had to be stranded somewhere for a full week, would you prefer to be stranded in an amusement park, on a tropical island, or in a library.” Well, that’s a no-brainer. Of course a library!

My favorite pastime is to curl up next to a fire in the woodstove with a cup of coffee and a good book. I am a nerd. I admit it. Other women can’t pass up a new outfit or a new pair of shoes or purse or a Starbucks…but I can’t pass up a new book. Continue reading