By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

I interviewed a number of experts and consulted a wide array of documents and reports across disciplines from neuroscience, history, and linguistics to psychology, education, and speech therapy. I included a detailed list of citations in the book for those who would like to check my work or expand upon it.

Inevitably, there are additions and corrections that don’t make it into print. If you discover relevant references or attributions, please email me at with “Endnotes” in the subject line so I can set the record straight. I’ll add any amendments to this page as they arise.

Chapter Five

A reader alerted me that the gradual release of responsibility (“I Do. We Do. You Do.”) framework mentioned in chapter five is traditionally credited to Anita Archer, co-author of Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching.