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

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

by Kelly Gallagher, Richard Allington
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ISBN-10:
1571107800
ISBN-13:
9781571107800
Pub. Date:
02/02/2009
Publisher:
Stenhouse Publishers
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Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
JDurham More than 1 year ago
This book and *Building Student Literacy Through Sustained Silent Reading* changed my thinking about reading in high schools. It changed my thinking so much, in fact, our high school is starting a school-wide SSR program. Educators- our students should be reading books. This book taught me WHY we should create time during the day for SSR. It taught me WHY we should teach *the classics*. This book taught me how to ENTICE students to pick up a book. This book reminded me how crucial it is that WE READ. If you are an educator and you complain or hear complaints that *our students can't read!*, then read this book. Then, read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an important read for all teachers K-12. If you struggle to get students to read, then you need to read Readicide.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should be a requirement for every teacher. It clearly explains how we are teaching our students to hate reading and how to rectify this situation. It is relevant for every grade level. Forget the curriculum and teach these students to love and value the written word! So simple, and yet brilliant!
JimRGill2012 More than 1 year ago
This slim but powerful volume minces no words—Gallagher believes that our obsession with standardized testing is killing our students’ ability to read critically. His argument relies on both research-based empirical evidence and his personal experience as a high school language arts teacher. While Gallagher’s blunt writing style (some might even call him melodramatic) could alienate some more genteel readers, he pours his passion onto the page, and there’s no denying his sincerity. But this is no mere polemic; Gallagher offers practical suggestions for improving reading instruction in meaningful and authentic ways. For example, he recommends that fully half of all reading that students do should be recreational—unassigned, unassessed, and chosen by the student him/herself. He acknowledges the value of fostering in students a sheer love of reading. Indeed, he insists that transforming students into independent readers—who actually ENJOY reading—is the only strategy that will help them succeed (a concept that is exquisite in its simplicity). Forget worksheets, standardized reading programs, isolated skill instruction, and decontextualized teaching. As Gallagher would say—be a teacher, not as assigner. I’m eager to use this text the next time I teach my course in urban literacy.
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