An Elementary Reader. Looking Back at My Early Reading Experiences. By Michelle Simpson C & I 449, Summer 2012. From an Early Age…. I loved to look at books at a very early age. My mom read aloud to me often.
Looking Back at My Early Reading Experiences
By Michelle Simpson
C & I 449, Summer 2012
I loved to look at books at a very early age. My mom read aloud to me often.
My dad and I were the readers in our family, but my mom enjoyed reading to my brother and me.
Looking Back at Early Reading Experiences
My favorite book as a young child was called Peppermint. It was about a homeless cat who found an owner.
These are other books that I enjoyed. My mom would often let me pick out a “Little Golden Book” after grocery shopping on Saturdays.
Reading the Marvin K. Mooney book was probably one of my first experiences in reading with expression.
I enjoyed reading my Bible and Bible stories, especially those with pictures. This is me on Christmas morning with my new Bible.
My mom joined a book club that sent us a new book each month. Some Favorites: Any Dr. Seuss characters, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and books about animals.
When I was in second grade, my mom began reading to us from the Little House on the Prairie series. I couldn’t wait until we read them each night! I also began to watch the show, but I always preferred the books. During this time, I began to like books from long ago. Other books I enjoyed were Heidi and Little Women.
In fourth grade, my teacher read us the book Beezus and Ramona. Beverly Cleary became one of my favorite authors and I read many of her other books.
Judy Blume became another favorite author as I progressed through the intermediate grades.
Ordering books through school book orders was something I enjoyed each month.
In junior high, I read and shared popular books with friends. We read Paula Danziger books and I began to enjoy mysteries. I still enjoy going back and reading older books that I read long ago.
*Pictures in this presentation are from Barnes & Noble website, thesantis.com, randomhouse.com, and my own books.