Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Reading And Writing

Our niece was here. She's a primary school teacher in the West Country. We were talking about teaching children to read and write.

Can you remember a time before you could read and write?  I can't. I don't remember learning either. My earliest certain memory of the schoolroom has me already well grounded in literacy, sitting at my desk, transcribing a rather dull story about a miller and some elves into an exercise book. I believe I was ahead of the class- and had been shunted into a siding to perform this meaningless task while Miss Couch concentrated her attention on the less able.

I left that school before I finished the job and never found out how the story ended. 
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