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Reading Exercise Spawned Book by Anchorage Third-Grader

The Courier-Journal (KY)
When Astrid Mayer began to struggle with reading comprehension at school, a specialist recommended she start reading with her parents every night and visualizing what she read. Astrid, 9, and her father, Trace Mayer, took the advice one step further and began crafting a story of their own. For 10 minutes every night the father and daughter, who live in Anchorage, would piece together a story line and draw pictures. "It really helped me with reading," said Astrid, who is in the third grade at Anchorage School.

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