I felt more connected to the text in the middle of the preface. i felt connected in the part where Finn mention how as a teacher there was a for sure accommodation of having the students have a not so challenge work so that the students who had more of a problem completing the work that they felt accomplished with also having "extra credit" for those who did finish early to do more in class work to give those who ended extra time their time. To me i felt more connected in that way because as i use to intern for four years with kindergartens i saw the frustration in these kids eyes when they couldn't spell or read a word right. i remember trying many different things to motivate the group i was working with to not have them give up.
I would always go back to school trying to come up with reading games (bingo, word search etc.) to have the kids do and have some what fun with the words they had to learn. and it wasn't any words that you can sound out, it was sight words which are words that you have to mesmerize in order to know them, there wasn't a easy way out of it basically.What I got out of this text is that students no matter where you teach or go to observed, there will always be students who have a struggle in learning and you might have to stay there and explain a couple of times in different ways how to do a certain problem or how to under a paragraph. literacy with attitude or not, there are always struggles and is up to the teacher and student to come up with different ways to have resources to meet the goal to meet the standards that you have for yourself and for the students to have for themselves, Never give up as a student and never give up as a teacher