"As a child, I did not like reading, we were taught using the sight word approach. We had to memorize each and every word. The books we read were Alice and Jerry and Dick and Jane. We all laughed at the ridiculousness of the controlled vocabulary "Look, Alice look! See Spot run! Run, run, run!"
I used to think, "This is not how we speak; this is so boring!" I had no desire to read. That was a contributing factor in my becoming a reading specialist. I knew how it felt to not want to do the first "