Flashback Friday

Several bloggers are participating in a meme that allows them to feature a previously posted article on the last Friday of each month.  For January’s flashback post, I am going to make you work a bit.

Go to the search box and type in “Thursday Thoughts”.  When it/they come up, read the one giving thoughts on literacy.  You will recognize it by the little blue figure, reading in a chair.

I hope you will take the alarming statistics presented seriously.


Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

2 thoughts on “Flashback Friday”

  1. It is a really difficult one to crack – particularly if the Government is unwilling to provide the necessary staff and resources to deal with it. And it seems that children with literacy issues tend to be born into families where there is a genetic component, so children who need extra help often have parents who also had very negative experiences of school.

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