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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School... by Davide Cali
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A fun mentor text to use with students to talk about transitions in writing.

The size of the book was way too small though. I don't know why the decision was made to make this book so small, but it makes for a difficult group read aloud, which is a s
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School... by Davide Cali
"Deceptively simple. This sophisticated story reminds me of children's books of the 1960's & 70's-- witty, a little dark humor, starring kids a LOT smarter than adults.

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Emu by Claire Saxby
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Who doesn't love an love emu's inquisitive yet slightly menacing gaze? In addition to being informative, this book has evocative illustrations and beautiful writing.
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A very strange book, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Mac Barnett seems to be carving his niche in the children's lit world as the guy who writes books that leave you scratching your head, not entirely sure you "get" it, but embracing the unce ...more
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Truman Capote
“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make.”
Truman Capote, Truman Capote: Conversations

Katherine Applegate
“Homework, I have discovered, involves a sharp pencil and thick books and long sighs.”
Katherine Applegate, The One and Only Ivan

Elizabeth Gilbert
“But doesn't that make sense? That the infinite would be, indeed... infinite? That even the most holy amongst us would only be able to see scattered pictures of the eternal picture at any given time? And that maybe if we could collect those pieces and compare them, a story about God would begin to emerge that resembles and includes everyone?”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Tina Fey
“The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s 11:30.

This is something Lorne [Michaels] has said often about Saturday Night Live, but I think it’s a great lesson about not being too precious about your writing. You have to try your hardest to be at the top of your game and improve every joke you can until the last possible second, and then you have to let it go.

You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute. (And I’m from a generation where a lot of people died on waterslides, so this was an important lesson for me to learn.) You have to let people see what you wrote. It will never be perfect, but perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring on live TV.

What I learned about ‘bombing’ as an improviser at Second City was that bombing is painful, but it doesn’t kill you. No matter how badly an improv set goes, you will still be physically alive when it’s over. What I learned about bombing as a writer at Saturday Night is that you can’t be too worried about your ‘permanent record.’ Yes, you’re going to write some sketches that you love and are proud of forever—your golden nuggets. But you’re also going to write some real shit nuggets. And unfortunately, sometimes the shit nuggets will make it onto the air. You can’t worry about it. As long as you know the difference, you can go back to panning for gold on Monday.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

Mother Teresa
“I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.”
Mother Teresa

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