Thursday, October 4, 2012

Where I Live

My little girl is reading the book "Where I Live"  by Eileen Spinelli.  I am loving the sweet story about a little girl and how she has to move.  I am loving the way it is written is as a series of poems.  Words do not fill the page margin to margin which, I think is VERY VERY VERY overwhelming for my little girl who has dyslexia.  Her eye gets to rest, her brain gets to rest and she gets to enjoy the story rather than feel like she is running against the wind or going into battle with all of the words on the page.  I hate dyslexia,  but I love this book.  I think we might need to own this book.  
I just read the part I missed because she read with her uncle yesterday.  Yes, I am reading my kid's library book while she is at school.  I am OK with that.  I found these words a poetry instructor gave to her students.  It spoke to me.

be brave,
be messy,
write what we feel,
tell the truth,
love who we are,
keep a notebook,
take it everywhere,
open our eyes
and our hearts.

Wow!  I love this book.


.....Elizabeth..... Polka Dot Skies said...

I'm so glad she has found a book she enjoys! I am going to pass this info along to my sister. Thank you!

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