This morning I was so thrilled to be listening to a young one read. We have been working so hard making meaning using text; and with that comes expression and phrasing. This student read three books in succession with great confidence and fluency. So long to reading word by word. My cheeks hurt from smiling through the books, I added, "Wow, you have been reading right along just like a story teller. Wow. You've been working on that. You did it, didn't you?"
He sat back in his chair, paused and then offered while unzipping his jacket, "You know why?"
Watching him unzip, I was trying to anticipate his reasoning. With his warm up jacket unzipped, he puffed up his chest. "I'm Super Man!" he said revealing the BIG S!
How I love my job!