Sender: Felicia Underdue
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Posted On: 04/24/2006
Year: 1981

Thank you Mr. Marlowe

Hello Everyone,

I don't know if Mr. Marlowe is still around. If he is please see that he reads this.

When I was in the tenth grade, I had never read a book before in my whole life beyond the books about Spot in elementary school. I remember skipping through a lot of things, remembering the details of books discussed and/or read to me and cramming for the test for any book I was supposed to have read.

In the tenth grade, I entered Mr. Marlowe's English class and this man seemed to have lost his mind. He climbed up on his desk and started quoting from the Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. He was so funny and impassioned by literature that I read the entire Canterbury Tales and he explained anything that I didn't understand (which was a lot).

This was a pivotal moment in my life, because I never stopped reading. My favorite form of discipline now is to have my son read a book and explain it to me. Books like 'Who Moved My Cheese' and 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People'. I recognized the need to educate not only ourselves but the need to ensure our children read as well.

I hate to sound corny...but..."Reading is Fundamental".


Felicia U.

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