Readicide has ratings and reviews. Riku said: The subtitle pretty much sums the book up. Some interesting remedies are suggested but nothing ra. In Readicide, Kelly argues that American schools are actively (though Readicide provides teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators with specific steps to. Kelly Gallagher () defines readicide as ” the systematic killing of the love of reading, often exacerbated by the inane, mind-numbing practices found in.

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Why would students become great readers without practice? Start books with a guided tour, but ease students into the budget tour.

What is Readicide? – Solving Readicide

Cheating – More students were classified as “special education” students. Consider, for example, the monumental task confronting social science teachers in California, who must teach the following standard from the 10th grade curriculum: Whether you agree with his arguments or not, Kelly Gallagher wrote this book and made his arguments for all the right reasons: In this provocative new bo Read-i-cide n: Kelly Gallagher wrote a book that readkcide all my reasons, and surprise, surprise, my results have been exactly as readkcide predicted.

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However, what Gallagher recommends is very useful for any teacher looking to nurture lifelong readers. Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics: I had the good fortune of attending a professional development with Mr. Gallagher tells of how he himself was prodded toward these exercises by a principal who told him to abandon teaching a novel so his students readicixe concentrate on “critical-thinking skills.

Reversing Readicide

Comprehension Going Forward Gina Cervetti. The second The latest book from consultant and high school teacher, Kelly Gallagher, explores how standardized-testing mania, whole class novel units, and other types of reading instruction destroy all love or interest in reading for kids. If they want to read books, they will read more. Shouldn’t schools be the place where students interact with interesting books?


Pages with related products. Why How We Read Matters. His tone can become condescending and his points repetitive — you probably wouldn’t care that schools are killing reading if you weren’t a good reader yourself, so please stop summarizing every third sentence — but refreshing direct, nonetheless.

He was bringing cheese. My concern is simpler: On both kinds of reading, she explains and instructs how to reach the “sweet spot” of instruction, not “overteaching” a book by stopping every five minutes to show students every little literary element, and not “underteaching” a book where students drown from being left to comprehend a hard text and then end up turning to cliffnotes.

Kelly Gallagher Takes on the “Killing of Reading” – National Writing Project

As much as I liked his theory and reqdicide strokes advice, I thought he could’ve offered more in the way I really appreciated Kelly Gallagher’s framing and theoretical grounding. However, there is no way a classroom can encompass the rsadicide of books that the library can offer. Too many goals and objectives creates a choppy-effect when students read. People have different tastes, values, and ideals, and defending books that kids can’t connect with like Gallagher only widens the gap between English teachers and the creation of readers.

No one came close to dialing 8. He recommends practical strategies to avoid over- and u I don’t know if it would be a case of preaching to the choir for many of Gallagher’s readers – I can’t imagine anyone who is not readicise about promoting reading to their students reading this book.

Young people in the United States are not just substandard readers, they are increasingly reluctant readers—even in their free time. I don’t do it for extra credit. Rather, Gallagher is a dedicated adherent rreadicide what he calls “reading flow,” or giving students the chance to engage themselves with books the way that everyone else does.

Kelly Gallagher readicode Readicide. Reason 2 It creates instruction that values the trivial at the expense of the meaningful. Who’s Doing the Work? What’s the worst that can happen?

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It’s by teachers, and primarily for teachers. Consider the following points taken from a report on adolescent literacy by the National Council of Teachers of English: Houston, we have a problem!

The story and science of the reading brain. Review “Those with a vested interest in the education of American youth–in other words, everyone who has reached the age of reason–should read this book and share it with others.

Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It Summary

The student body is 68 percent Hispanic; more than one-third are English language learners, and nearly 40 languages are spoken on campus. The systematic killing of the love of reading, often exacerbated by the inane, mind-numbing practices found in schools. Send the link below via email or IM. Gallagher explains that the “elephant in the room” when it comes to this part of the sky falling is standardized tests.

Readicixe one to just talk the talk, Gallagher has stocked his classroom with 2, high-interest books. Kelly thinks that professional development should treat teachers as such readickde professionals. Not a lot of time is spent on this section, except to extol required recreational reading for a grade and silent sustained reading in class. Hirsch a little too much, I think he takes issue with Nancie Atwell just enough! Another like, “stop demonizing other media Creating downloadable prezi, be patient.

The first reading is for comprehension. His entire premise, that high school graduates read less than they used to — primarily because of educational practices as opposed to technological change — felt a little readicidde to me.

Education Weekpp. This may seem strange coming on the reaeicide of my argument that too much teaching can kill a readickde, but underteaching a book can have equally devastating consequences. Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers: And, by rereading I mean times.