Jun 282012



Today’s question:
A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.
Margaret asks:
Who taught you to read?

My answer:
Since , with me, it was many years ago, I can’t exactly recall.  However, I would assume it was my Mother and Grandmother.  My mother used to relate stories as to how she would always give me books while in my playpen, while potty training, etc.  She was not an avid reader nor do I remember ever seeing her or my Dad reading a book for pleasure when I was young.  I do remember, as a young child, helping my grandmother cook, and she would let me read the recipes.  I do have vivid memories of always being with a book when I was in 2nd grade as my teacher, Mrs. Chervarini, encouraged reading and would give books as prizes for different tasks.  Example, one month she created a collage of many sites, buildings, etc in our state.  In our spare time, we could try to name each picture and the one with the most right would win.  My parents used to take many day trips around the state so I was able to recognize many pictures in the collage and I won, which I received the book, PT 109 by John Kennedy.

What about you?  Who taught you to read?

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  1. Looking through all the answers,it’s amazing to see how many people were inspired by family to read! And I love the collage thing your family did! Thanks for sharing, I’m following on Twitter!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

  2. I don’t remember not reading so I don’t know how I learned. I’m going to ask my mother when I talk to her again.

  3. WOW… In 2nd grade and you won PT 109, now you were quite the little reader, I think I was still reading a little more diffcult “Spot and Jane” books in 2nd grade. Did you read PT 109 while you were still in 2nd grade or years later?

  4. Yes, it was a LOT of years ago for me, but I’m assuming I didn’t learn till school. My mother is a total non-reader and I can’t imagine her teaching me. But now you’ve given me our next mother/daughter chat topic.

  5. I really don’t remember who got me hooked on reading. Nobody in my family are big readers. It just kind of happened.

  6. I remember it was my mom. A more complete answer is on my blog.

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