Learning To Read Quotes

Quotes tagged as "learning-to-read" (showing 1-30 of 37)
Richard Feynman
“(Joan,1941) She wrote me a letter asking,"How can I read it?,Its so hard." I told her to start at the beginning and read as far as you can get until you're lost. Then start again at the beginning and keep working through until you can understand the whole book. And thats what she did”
Richard P. Feynman

Jacqueline Woodson
“I am not my sister.
Words from the books curl around each other
make little sense
until
I read them again
and again, the story
settling into memory. Too slow my teacher says.
Read Faster.
Too babyish,
the teacher says.
Read older.
But I don't want to read faster or older or
any way else that might
make the story disappear too quickly from where
it's settling
inside my brain,
slowly becoming a part of me.
A story I will remember
long after I've read it for the second, third,
tenth, hundredth time.”
Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Self learner; reading.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Jerry Spinelli
“Vowels were something else. He didn't like them, and they didn't like him. There were only five of them, but they seemed to be everywhere. Why, you could go through twenty words without bumping into some of the shyer consonants, but it seemed as if you couldn't tiptoe past a syllable without waking up a vowel. Consonants, you knew pretty much where they stood, but you could never trust a vowel. To the old pitcher, they were like his own best knuckle ball come back to haunt him. In, out, up, down - not even the pitcher, much much less the batter, knew which way it would break. He kept swinging and missing.”
Jerry Spinelli

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Research; the curiosity to find the unknown to make it known.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Books are more to treasure than cars.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Desire for books, desire to read.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Nick Hornby
“I'd hoped for someone who was remarkably intelligent, but disadvantaged by home circumstance, someone who only needed an hour's extra tuition a week to become some kind of working-class prodigy. I wanted my hour a week to make the difference between a future addicted to heroin and a future studying English at Oxford. That was the sort of kid I wanted, and instead they'd given me someone whose chief interest was in eating fruit. I mean, what did he need to read for? There's an international symbol for the gents' toilets, and he could always get his mother to tell him what was on television.”
Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Keep learning, keep learning!”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The world of books is my fantasy.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The world of books captured my heart.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The best way to teach a child is live an exemplary life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“The church trembled and the hail hammered the roof, but his words glided in the air, joyful and bright like the birds at the cliffs. They floated freely around one another without colliding and the wind carried them high up into heaven.”
Fridik Erlings

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The love for books is a paradise.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The Bible is the most inspired book of all times.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Great teachers are great mentors.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Life is education.
Education is a lifetime knowledge.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The more you learn,the more you want to learn.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Learning and reading will enrich your life with wisdom for living.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We are capable of learning.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Desire to seek, desire to learn.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“However, our culture's emphasis on the importance of reading to children creates the impression that it plays the same role in learning to read as speaking to children plays in their learning to talk.
That's not correct. Whereas talking with children guarantees that they will learn to speak (in the absence of pathological interference), reading to children does not guarantee that they will learn to read. In short, reading to children is not the same as teaching children to read. I emphasize this point because the mantra about reading to children makes it seem that this is all that is required. A child who has difficulty learning to read therefore has not been read to enough. Among the first questions that will be asked of the parents of a childe who is struggling is whether they read to the child and if there are books in the home. Reading to children is important but not sufficient; children benefit from it, some quite a lot, but it neither obviates the role of instruction nor vaccinates against dyslexia. Children who are read to until the cow jumps over the moon can still have difficulty becoming readers.”
Mark Seidenberg, Language at the Speed of Sight

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