Being a retired teacher, I think back on the times I read aloud to my class of second graders as they gathered on the carpet. I wore a large pair of glasses and I would tell students that I use my glasses to see into the future. I then would pick out a student and say something like, “Wow, I just knew you would be a famous author, I just read your book and it is incredible! Please keep writing books!” My pretend glasses always made them smile. Then I would read the story and stop at various points to ‘peer into the future’ again. This was a time of imagination that seemed to brighten their day and inspire them to do great things.