Thomas Newkirk



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Holding on to Good Ideas in...

4.18 avg rating — 201 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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The Art of Slow Reading: Si...

4.22 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 2011
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Minds Made for Stories: How...

4.40 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 2014
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Misreading Masculinity: Boy...

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Embarrassment: And the Emot...

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Teaching the Neglected "r":...

3.52 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2007
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Nuts & Bolts: A Practical G...

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The Performance of Self in ...

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The School Essay Manifesto:...

4.17 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2005
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Embarrassment: And the Emot...

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“We can learn to pay attention, concentrate, devote ourselves to authors. We can slow down so we can hear the voice of texts, feel the movement of sentences, experience the pleasure of words--and own passages that speak to us. (p. 41)”
Thomas Newkirk, The Art of Slow Reading: Six Time-Honored Practices for Engagement

“The more degrees of freedom there are in practice, the wider the discussion and debate can be.”
Thomas Newkirk, Holding on to Good Ideas in a Time of Bad Ones: Six Literacy Principles Worth Fighting for

“Yet, standardization only leads to sameness, not necessarily quality, and rarely to excellence (p. 9).”
Thomas Newkirk, Holding on to Good Ideas in a Time of Bad Ones: Six Literacy Principles Worth Fighting for



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