Pam Allyn Quotes

Reading is like breathing in and writing is like breathing out, and storytelling is what links both: it is the soul of literacy. The most powerful tool that we have to strengthen literacy is often the most underused and overlooked, and that is a child’s own stories.

Literacy is the tool we use as humans to find one another, so it must belong to everyone.

Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out.

Reading for pleasure isn’t separate from learning to read.

Children live in a way that is very generous. They learn from a young age what you value; they watch your every move. If you value writing, they will learn quickly to value it too, as something they can give to someone, or receive with pleasure from someone else.