Achieve Guilford: The value of reading

Brian Cockman asked me to write a post about reading for the Achieve Guilford blog. Achieve Guilford is a community-based initiative in Guilford County that helps kids succeed in school. Because I’m a public school kid who understands the vital importance of literary — to say nothing of loving to read — I embraced the idea.

Here it is.

2 thoughts on “Achieve Guilford: The value of reading

  1. Thanks again, John! This post hits the nail on the head on how reading can open your eyes to whole new worlds. I am a product of the Guilford County School system and I can recall fondly my days as a student and the importance my teachers placed on reading. My 10th grade English teacher, Fannie Bratcher, had us reading things like the Epic of Gilgamesh and I remember the feeling of accomplishment the entire class felt after completing this assignment.

    Again, great article! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I had a 6th grade teacher who my parents approached with concern that I read too many comic books (Superman rocked!). In her wisdom, she told them to be glad I was reading (even with a flashlight under the covers). I can’t remember NOT reading.

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