In this single day of consulting, a CiRCE representative will offer an introduction to reading well, a part of the liberal art of grammar. We will introduce how to “see” things in a story, using good questions, the CiRCE highlighting system, and listening for echoes. Our minds read in layers; our minds ask many questions. By learning to answer the questions the mind is naturally asking and learning to see what the best readers and writers in history have seen, we can become more interested, engaged, and eager readers.
We can also rest in our ability to read. This training reduces reading anxieties and gives teachers skills that continue to guide adult readers. As William Wordsworth shared, “The child is father of the man.” The child we teach to read is the adult reading to his child.