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Today's quote comes from The Daily Five. It originated long before this book's time though. Henry David Thoreau penned the words.Selah. I almost don't want to say anything and ruin the moment. Let that soak in for a minute if you will.
"I believe three things determine the successful development of literacy: time, time, time. Stand in the doorway of your classroom and ask yourself this question: 'How are my students spending their time?'"
Richard Gentry, The Literacy Map 22
Classrooms are busy and buzzing with activity. That's a given. What are we busy about though? How do our kids spend their time? It seems obvious that if we want them to be readers, they should be reading. If we want them to be writers, they should be writing. Sometimes it's hard to put ourselves in the position of the observer from the doorway, but if we did, what would we see?
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