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An excerpt from “Spring Glen Grammar School” by Donald Hall | Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

             For weeks we learned the alphabet—practicing it, reciting              in unison singsong, printing letters in block capitals              on paper with wide blue lines, responding out loud to flash cards.              Then she said: "Tomorrow you learn to read."                               Miss Stephanie Ford              wrote on the blackboard in large square letters: T H A T. “That,"              she said, gesticulating... Read more »