The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading. It isn’t achieved by the book alone, nor by the child alone, nor by the adult who’s reading aloud—it’s the relationship winding between all three, bringing them together in easy harmony.— Mem Fox
Delighting Reading And Literacy quotations
Louis Braille created the code of raised dots for reading and writing that bears his name and brings literacy, independence, and productivity to the blind.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
Literacy is much more than an educational priority - it is the ultimate investment in the future and the first step towards all the new forms of literacy required in the twenty-first century. We wish to see a century where every child is able to read and to use this skill to gain autonomy.
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.
At the 1894 ALA conference it was fairly well agreed that the primary goal of the public library must be to teach good citizenship. Libraries recognized that such "Americanization" could be achieved through literacy. Thus, teaching immigrants to read was not just a benefit in and of itself; literacy would also serve the interests of democracy.
Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep, for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter.
What can I say? Librarians rule.
The whole thing is this: If you don't use just basic grammar, if you don't get the language down, you're not going to have access to a tool that people use as a weapon against you. The only reason I was never taught to read and write was because it was easier for them to lead me. But the second I learned to read and write, I began to lead myself.
In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read.
Grammar is what gives sense to language .
... sentences make words yield up their meaning. Sentences actively create sense in language. And the business of the study of sentences is grammar.
The greatest gift is a passion for reading.
The ratio of literacy to illiteracy is constant, but nowadays the illiterates can read and write.
There is more to literacy than 'reading' and 'writing'.
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty.
It should be offered to them as a precious gift.
No one can take it away from you.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading has opened to me.
I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.
One of the greatest gifts adults can give - to their offspring and to their society - is to read to children.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
A lot of dyslexic kids are actually more intelligent than average and are very good, because they've got very good memories, at disguising the fact that they can't read or have got problems in reading and literacy.
When you learn to read you will be born again...and you will never be quite so alone again.
Words are the voice of the heart.
Love of books is the best of all.
Reading and writing don't inevitably go together.
You can read without learning a thing about writing, grammar, or spelling, although, you certainly can't learn anything about writing, grammar, or spelling unless you read.
Teachers need to be comfortable talking about feelings.
This is part of teaching emotional literacy - a set of skills we can all develop, including the ability to read, understand, and respond appropriately to one's own emotions and the emotions of others.
When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it.
To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.
Learning to read is probably the most difficult and revolutionary thing that happens to the human brain and if you don't believe that, watch an illiterate adult try to do it.
The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.