Elizabeth's Literary Heritage Autobiography Timeline

Timeline created by esperry
  • Pre-Reading Instruction- Alphabet People

    Pre-Reading Instruction- Alphabet People
    When I was in Kindergarten, we learned the alphabet and letter sounds through the alphabet people. This is my earliest memories of being read to, and learning the basics of reading. I also remember my teacher Miss Holmes sitting in a rocking chair, the children on the carpet, and her reading to us everyday.
  • First Reading Memory - Dick and Jane Easy Readers

    First Reading Memory - Dick and Jane Easy Readers
    I remeber reading Dick and Jane books when I was in first grade. I don't remember specific stories, but just remembered this is what the teachers used to teach us to read simple and repetitive text.
  • 1985-1986 - Beverly Clearly Books

    1985-1986 - Beverly Clearly Books
    In 3rd and 4th grade I loved reading books written by Beverly Clearly, and the Box Car Children.
  • 1989, 1990 - Babysitter Club and Sweet Valley High

    1989, 1990 - Babysitter Club and Sweet Valley High
    When I was in Middle School I enjoyed reading the Babysitter Club and Sweet Valley High series books. I found them quite entertaining and place to escape to during the rough middle school years.
  • 9th Grade - Nancy Drew Mysteries & Shakespeare

    9th Grade - Nancy Drew Mysteries & Shakespeare
    In 9th grade for fun I liked reading Nancy Drew Mysteries and for school I remember having to read Romeo & Juliet.
  • 1994- 11th and 12th Grade - John Steinbeck

    1994- 11th and 12th Grade - John Steinbeck
    In 11th grade English class we read The Scarlett Letter. Never forget Hester Prynne.
    In 12th Grade English, we read Of Mice and Men. I liked his style of writing and read The Grapes of Wrath on my own.
  • 1995-1999 - The College Years

    1995-1999 - The College Years
    I read mostly textbooks. I did take several English courses as I had an English concentration. So I did read several novels and children's books. So of these included: Like Water for Chocolate, The Catcher in the Rye, Bastard out of Carolina, Make Lemonade, Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut, The Jolly Postman, and the wonderful Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
  • -2003 Early Teaching Career

    -2003 Early Teaching Career
    My first year teaching I taught 2nd grade. The next three years I taught Kindergarten. I, (as well as my students) fell in love with Eric Carle and Robert Munsch.

    In 2000 - I married my husband Christopher.
    In 2001 - I borrowed the first Harry Potter book from a teacher friend. My husband laughed that I was reading a "teen" book, but I convinced him to read it, and he was hooked. I continued to read through the 6th book, but have not yet finished the 7th.
  • My First Child is Born

    My First Child is Born
    Mother's Day before my daughter was born I found the book Before I Was Your Mother by Kathryn Lasky. When I read it I cried, and my husband lovingly bought it for me. I don't recall keeping the book in mind when naming my daughter, but her name is Kathryn and we call her Katie. If you are familiar with the book, you'll understand the Katie part. It is a book I still share with her and I am always crying by the end.
  • - 2010 Teaching Preschool

    - 2010 Teaching Preschool
    I have read and enjoyed many preschool / Early Reader books to my students as well as my daughter. Some of my favorites included Corduroy, Velveteen rabbit, Good Night Moon, Fancy Nancy series, and character books. (from Princesses to Thomas)
  • My 2nd Child is Born & Grad School

    My 2nd Child is Born & Grad School
    2010 was a BIG year - My second daughter was born in the spring, and I began Graduate School at North Carolina Central. Again, I was reading board books, started sharing Box Car Children with my oldest and of course the wonderful college textbooks, like Foundations of Library and Information Science.
  • - Present /Joined a Mother/Daughter Book Club

    - Present /Joined a Mother/Daughter Book Club
    To have some great bonding time with my oldest daughter, I joined a Mother/Daughter Book Club. We have read some great books, that my daughter normally wouldn't have read but fell in love with. Some of the titles include The BFG, Little House on the Prairie, and Little Women.
  • Current Reads

    Current Reads
    I have been reading quite a few Young Adult Books, that I have enjoyed greatly. These titles include - How I Live Now,
    Nine Days a Queen, Great and Terrible Beauty, Monster, Stick Figure, and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.