Poetry

Nana Ollerenshaw: Three Poems

The Teacher’s Aide Warm, encompassing, but wise to the ways of kids, anything but distant anything but slack, “You can do it, Jack,” she said. Ambitious for the best the kids can do, she asks them what they think, wants to know what’s in the story, brings them to the brink of confidence. A perfect reader Sophie’s brother but doesn’t comprehend a word, who, where, why and when? What good is one without the other? Sound the letters, let them flow, if stuck come back again, another go. A child struggles word by word and finally learns the tools, the…

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