Holly came home today glowing about how good her day at school had been. One point she mentioned later was that she had been asked to read the first paragraph of the hobbit, without holding the book so she couldn’t follow the text with her finger, and had read if fluently. She read it again for me and even with hiccups (which I think was excitement) she read it without any problems with the wording or expression. She is now in her bed continuing to read with her new Easyread light attached to the hobbit. To some people this may be only a little step but to me it’s a huge one at exactly the right time. Sometimes a little ray of hope can mean a great deal.