Tag Archives: David Rockower

May 07

The Spirit of Reading by David Rockower

My eleven-year-old daughter, Maddie, will occasionally leave a poem, a letter, or note on my pillow, her tiny print scrawled over half-sheets of wrinkled paper. These notes–filled with her wonderings, frustrations, and hopes–are gifts. They give me glimpses into the parts of her life she doesn’t often share through conversation. Last week, she couldn’t wait […]

April 17

Storytime: What Matters Most Cannot be Measured by David Rockower

I remember fist-pumping and high-fiving my friends in two different arenas during elementary school: on the playground–during kickball or football–and when my teachers gathered us on the carpet to return to a favorite book. Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, Hang Tough Paul Mather. These were books that […]

Storytelling by David Rockower

I did not enjoy reading independently until I was in eleventh grade. Reading in school was a chore.  By third grade, I’d labeled myself a bad reader, and for a long time, I thought I just needed to try harder. As I got older, I learned how to play the game by skimming, taking in […]