In no more than two double spaced typed pages, discuss early reading experiences (How did you learn to read? Who helped you? What do you remember about learning to read?). Discuss how positive or negative experiences affect motivation to learn to read (Are there lasting impacts from those experiences? As a result of these learning experiences, do you enjoy reading now?). Additionally, discuss how your early reading experiences have influenced how you would like to teach children to read in your own classroom. Discuss tasks you might create in order to promote a positive early reading experience for your students. What tasks have worked for you in the past?