Keeny, 7th - Maryland
I’m at my desk, waiting for class to start when my teacher asks “Who wants to read?”. My hand shoots up immediately without me even thinking about it. There are 2 other kids who raise their hand but I’m hoping my teacher doesn’t call on them. “Keeny, how about you read?” My teacher says. I smile and begin to read the page of our class book, feeling powerful, and in control. I don’t even keep track of how many pages I’m reading, because I’m just enjoying it. I can read the quotes how I think they should be read, Excited, Happy, sad or scared. I flow through to words and stumble on a few but I always get back up and keep reading. Jumping from word to word. But as I see the chapter is almost over, I savor the moment read slowly till I finish the last word, and take a deep breath. I feel proud and accomplished.
Students 6th-12th Grades