I am really enjoying this book of essays- or is it a memoir? There’s even one about going to the Metropolitan Opera at the movies, which we do in Fresno too! Way to go Ann Patchett!
p. 49 Quindlen writes in How Reading Changed My Life, “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” I know that my life is marked by the road signs of my beloved books, each one symbolizing who I was when I read it, shaping who I have become. The uninitiated might say that I am lost in my books, but I know I am more found than lost.”
p. 51 “…Stephan Krashen reveals that no single literacy activity has a more positive effect on students’ comprehension, vocabulary knowledge, spelling, writing ability, and overall academic achievement than free voluntary reading.”
p. 107 “We have created a culture of reading poverty in which a vicious cycle of aliteracy has the potential to devolve into illiteracy for many students.”
Miller, Donalyn. The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child. 2009.