Today, write a post about the topic of your choice — using only one-syllable words.

I don’t know if I can do that… but I’ll try.

There once was a boy who just could not read. He tried, but could not do it. He could speak, knew lots of words, and his A, B, C’s and so on. But he could not make words with them. He had all the tools but could not see the words.

One day his mom put words on lots of things: bread, chair, bed, coat, stove, doll, car, truck and more. The boy was not sure why she did that. He looked at the words, then at the things. thought and looked, and looked and thought. He picked up the truck and said “truck”. Mom said “truck” and the boy smiled. Mom took out a book he loved. “Read it mom,” he said. The book had a truck in it with a crane, a truck with big wheels, a truck with red lights, a truck with cars on the back. He loved that book. Mom read. When she came to the word “truck” on the page, she would stop and the boy looked at the word and said “truck”. He could read “truck” He knew just what it looked like. He was proud and so was mom.

When it was time for bed, he took out a book. “Look, Mom, it says ‘bread’ on the front. I see ‘bread’,” and mom says, “yes, that is bread. The bread has jam on it for the little girl. Let’s read it, shall we?”

“Yes,” he said, “let’s read the book.”