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Why can't I read like the other kids? A story by Girard J. Sagmiller "Why can't I read like the other kids?” 8-year-old Girard thought to himself as he sat in class. The sun was shining in through the classroom windows, creating a shadow from the paper pumpkins on the window the other kids had made. Just like the shadow of the pumpkin, Girard's life was shadowed by the other students’ performance. His own growth was not being considered but was being compared to the performance of his fellow students. Girard sat in class listening to the teacher, drifting off into his own world, then back again to what the teacher was saying. This was one of his favorite times of the day. There was no reading out loud, no being called upon to answer questions and no tests. He was not being told to try harder, when he was already trying so hard to do his work like the other kids. His parents and teachers would ask him, "What is wrong with you? Why can't you do the work like the other kids?” He truly did not know why and he wished he did. He wished, too, he could make it
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