Quotes from PacLit16

Narrative is the deep structure of all good sustained writing.  ~ Thomas Newkirk

Good writing does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else’s head. ~ Malcom Gladwell

You don’t make reading more rigorous by making it harder. Rigor resides in the energy and attention given to the text (not in the text itself).  ~ Bob Probst

Reading requires an element of tentativeness…   ~ Bob Probst

Do writing to find writing.   ~ Don Murray

Tell me what surprised you.  ~ Kylene Beers

Nonfiction comes into our world and tells us a purported truth.  Fiction invites us intot he author’s world.    ~ Kylene Beers

We have to write — if we want kids to be excited about writing.    ~ Kwame Alexander

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