Even though I love this quote, I've been avoiding it for several Saturdays because of its sensitive nature. It won't leave me alone though, so I'm forced to acknowledge the need to let it find its way into a Saturday Sayings. I promise not to dwell on it too long.
Whether worksheets are used by choice or are mandated, I worry that our young readers might associate reading with filling in the blank, multiple choice, etc. As Donalyn has so wisely expressed, worksheets are not able to connect readers to books. I'm afraid they might do quite the opposite. I simply don't believe a trail of worksheets will lead us to readers who have made a lasting and loving relationship with reading. Sigh.
After that uplifting post, you'll definitely want to visit my guests. Meghan, Jenny, and Kerri are joining me today with their own Saturday Sayings. I know they'll have some wonderfully thoughtful things to add to your day. Let's head on over!