Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tomie dePaola: Why Reading is Important

      One of my favorite quotes that I used to post in my room as a second grade teacher came from author Tomie dePaola. At the end of our official author study of dePaola, I would show a DVD of a visit to his house and studio, and he would talk to the viewing children about writing as if they were right at his side and equal to his writing ability. In this short video clip, dePaola shares that wonderful statement: "In order to be a writer, you must be a reader. In order to be a reader, you must be a writer." How true Tomie! :)


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