I have secrets my readers would never know from my work?
I think they would if taught from the DICK, JANE. and SALLY the reader book for first and second grades. Called SITE reading from the PICTURES. Look at the picture: what do you see? what are they doing this? who do you see? where is this happening? and how are they doing this? I can still see the pictures and not the words on the other page. No spelling or grammar, just looking at the picture. This, those, it, that, here, there, all vague words to put into the picture.
So when I started writing, what are we were given as children in school, diddos --- fill in the blanks, no multi-choice, a, b, c, d. Is that writing, NO, absolutely not. So injured children went forth into the world as laborers.
You want to know what else, no phonics -- just a bunch of letters to memorize for the spelling test. No writing career, years of repair, even to speech the English language was horror, I had to make-up my words to speak and for letters of words with no sounds --> (I was creative); so I became a visual reader, my first language. Sound is next, and you know what words are not spelled as they sound. How is that for a non-reader, tragedy, destruction - because I was considered poor and went to a poor school with deprived children.
Why is this still today going on?