• As an educator, I cannot stress the value of reading enough! You become a better reader only by reading. Just as an athlete needs practice, so does a reader. Please, encourage reading in your homes. A love of reading is among the greatest gifts that parents can give their children!
     
    My nightly homework assignment is reading. Students should be reading either their assigned book or their self-selected book each night.
     
    Here are some of my favorite quotes about reading:
     
    "We read to know we are not alone." C.S. Lewis, children's author. (1898-1963)
     
    "Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body."  Joseph Addison, English writer and politician. (1672-1719)
     
    "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."   Frederick Douglas, abolitionist.
     
    "A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance."  President Lyndon Baines Johnson    (1908-1973)
     
    "You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."  Mohandas  Ghandi    (1869-1948)