Jim Trelease


Jim Trelease Quotes

  • ''You become a reader because you saw and heard someone you admired enjoying the experience, someone led you to the world of books even before you could read, let you taste the magic of stories, took you to the library, and allowed you to stay up later at night to read in bed.''
    Jim Trelease (20th century). The New Read-Aloud Handbook, ch. 1 (1985).
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  • ''Skill sheets, workbooks, basal reader, flash cards are not enough. To convey meaning you need someone sharing the meaning and flavor of real stories with the student.''
    Jim Trelease (20th century). The New Read-Aloud Handbook, ch. 1 (1985).
  • ''The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four—of secondary importance is to prepare for being five.''
    Jim Trelease (20th century), U.S. educator. The Read-Aloud Handbook, introduction (1985).

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