R. Noelle Gutierrez
Secondary ELA/Literacy Coach
“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.”
A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.
“I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.”
"Once you allow yourself to identify with the people in a story, then you might begin to see yourself in that story even if on the surface it's far removed from your situation. This is what I try to tell my students: this is one great thing that literature can do -- it can make us identify with situations and people far away. If it does that, it's a miracle."
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
“Write about what makes you different.”
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.