I love finding inspiring quotes in the books I’m reading! In fact, my students have a whole section of their reading notebooks devoted to quote collecting. It’s impactful work because it encourages:
- “reading like a writer.” Being aware of how words are composed influences and excites us as writers. I want my writing to have the same kind of impact!
- vocabulary acquisition. Often, my favorite quotes have some unusual, inspiring word choice. The conversations we’ve had in class while dissecting the nuanced meaning of words in quotes have been some of my most powerful teaching moments.
- reading an author’s body of work. I know that Sharon Creech will always have some stimulating nuggets. She has such a gift with words!
Three FREE websites I’ve found and used to turn quotes from students’ readings into something you’d find on Etsy are Recite.com, Quotescover.com, and Quozio.com. You can choose different styles, colors, and fonts! Have fun playing around, and happy reading!