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"Today a Reader...Tomorrow a Leader" ~ Margaret Fuller
I remember so vividly how my first grade teacher used to assemble the whole class in the reading circle at the back of our room at Pleasant Street School. We'd all carry our little wooden chairs to the rear of the classroom and place them in a circle underneath a big bulletin board decorated with brightly colored construction paper. These were the days before some unnerved "teaching professional" placed tennis balls on the leg of each chair, so each seat made a loud clunk, followed by a screech as it was pushed into position 'round the reading circle.
Ten or twelve of us, at a variety of different reading levels, would sit around the slightly, misshapened circle and learn of the escapades of Dick and Jane, or Horton and his Who or occasionally read rhymes about Mush and Brush and Hush.
To the right of our non-exclusive group sat John Higgins.
John was a couple years older than the rest of us and sat in a smal...

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