I looked up from my notebook, as the office door burst open.
“Good news!” she said.
“Oh yeah?” I answered, watching Danielle (not her real name) scurry into my office.
“You’re never going to believe it,” she continued, slumping her enormous backpack down onto a chair.
I felt my lips stretch into a smile. “Okay,” I said, “I’m ready, try me.”
“I read to page 110!” she burst out. Her eyes sparkled, her face beaming.
“Wow, really?!” I said, working hard to try and match her joy and enthusiasm.
“Wow, that’s great!” I responded.
“And remember, when I was here last [day before yesterday], I was only on page 20, or something like that.” Fishing in her bag, she pulled out her book: OCDaniel, by Wesley King.
“That’s wonderful,” I said. “Look at you…turning into a reader.”