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Comment from Anne Johnston
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This is a very good article extolling the benefits of reading and early learning: I like these lines: "If you were fortunate to have been the student of some wonderful teachers who loved their vocation, loved teaching, loved children and was talented enough to open your eyes to the world, then you are indeed among the 'fortunate few." I can agree with that.

 Comment Written 07-Apr-2021

Comment from Raul1
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I think that reading is very important and people should start to read. I think that you do prove a point. Excellent work! No grammatical errors. Thank you for sharing!

 Comment Written 07-Apr-2021

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It is extremely rewarding to read a text of absolute truths. Our instructors of the past opened our minds to great writers that you have mentioned. Above all, the teachers instilling us with their love and knowledge to help further our own ambition. Good work.

 Comment Written 07-Apr-2021

Comment from Katherine M. Kean
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The tone of this pice is set right from the opening sentence:
Reading is the greatest self-educator that exists.
Stirring stuff. The other words that I particularly liked are:
What is most important, and what we carry with us, whether we acknowledge it or not, is the very early teaching we received
The discussion of this is particularly fine. The part I liked less was the space given over to a long list of writers' names. I found that tedious.

 Comment Written 07-Apr-2021

Comment from BethShelby
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I agree with you that reading opens the doors of our mind. I am thankful for the early teachers that instilled me a love of books. I'm glad I grew before television made us too lazy to read. This is good advice that you're giving. I hope there are young people out there who are willing to listen.

 Comment Written 06-Apr-2021

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I think it's a great little comment on how important literature has been in our collective culture and how important it has been in the sharing of information that has built our society and our civilization. Where would we be without this fundamental means of sharing information and experience? I loved your list of authors; I am watching the Ken Burns documentary on Ernest Hemmingway now and suggest everyone watch it. It is really interesting. I would say some of the important books and writers in my life have been Black Beauty, Moby Dick, The Brains Benton Mysteries, The Chronicles of Narnia, and then later on The Lord of the Rings, James Joyce, Thomas Mann, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Cheever and Hemmingway, Raymond Carver and Pasternak. estory

 Comment Written 06-Apr-2021

Comment from Bluesatinbutterfly
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Some very interesting points made. My daughter was lucky enough to have just the type of teacher you have described and that made her the insightful person she is now.

 Comment Written 06-Apr-2021

Comment from Wendy Gordon
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Thank you for your words of wisdom and encouragement. Even if we weren't blessed with a great beginning in K to Year 4, we can develop skills by perseverance, and learning from others, and we can certainly learn from reflection and self-evaluation.

 Comment Written 06-Apr-2021

Comment from Michele Harber
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I am an avid reader and always have been and, yes, this love was fostered by the teachers (and parents) I was lucky enough to have. To this day (which is many decades later), I still remember that my second-grade teacher wrote a play which she called "Book Magic," bringing together characters from several children's stories, and we were thrilled to perform this as our class show. My love of Greek mythology is a direct result of my junior high and high school teachers. All of this is my long way of saying I fully agree with you, and reading is probably my favorite activity.

 Comment Written 05-Apr-2021

Comment from Jesse James Doty
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The three things I am the proudest that I have achieved, are confidence, tolerance, and self-reflection, which I do on a daily basis. Great teachers, especially my fifth and sixth-grade teachers, taught me all three of these attributes that I proudly carry with me to this day.
This post is exceptionally well written. It is clear and concise, and the author is well-read as he advises us the readers to be, as well.
I am very glad I read this and hope to read many of the books recommended by this author. I already have an open world view, yet it can always get better, I am well aware of that. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us.
Jesse

 Comment Written 05-Apr-2021