This Makes Me So Glad To Be Old

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Before you read this and wonder why I’m doing reading drills with high schoolers, my students all have some intellectual or learning needs, and I teach a reading group for kids with pretty significant issues with written language.

Me: “Okay, break this word down for me.  First me, then together.  Sh-e-ll”

Everyone: “Sh-e-ll  Shhhelll.  Shell.”

Me: “Break it down. First me, then together.  Ch-i-ll.”

Ramon: “Chill!  Like Netflix and chill!  That’s how babies get made, Miss M, and this ain’t science.”