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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These students have already spent years in schools where teachers and administrators have confused covering massive amounts of material with teaching students rsadicide to think and read critically.

This book along with Donalyn Miller’s The Book Whisperer would be my suggestions for anyone needing to be inspired to teach reading that creates lifelong readers rather than book haters. Some of the things from his list of problems with AR pg.

The Kill-a-Reader Casserole Take one large novel. Seuss says “The more that you read the more things you will know, the more that you know, the more places you’ll go.

Main Idea Using effective teaching methods makes all the difference. Although my students have passed innumerable tests in their journey to high school, they are shockingly unaware readicidf what is happening in the world.

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

Nov 09, Christy rated it really liked it Shelves: Teachers should be guiding students in real-world reading, assigning critical reading of magazines, newspapers, Web sites, and blogs that provide background knowledge about U. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.


Gallagher contends that this is losing us both a generation of readers, and America’s creative edge. Pilipino through Self-Instruction John U. I mostly agree with Kelly Gallagher’s points but could barely get through the ridiculous metaphors for teaching swimming, baseball, et cetera the repetitive writing, and the contradictions.

Not one to just talk the talk, Gallagher has stocked his classroom with 2, high-interest books. University of Chicago Press.

Introduce deep reading and a love for learning instead of artificial measures; test for understanding, not for mere retention of facts – facts change and when they The subtitle pretty much sums the book up.

It is our job to share these techniques with students. The Fluent Reader 2nd Edition: A great book for English teachers. And there is value in an entire class focusing on reaxicide piece of literature.

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

Teachers, says Gallagher, need to find the ‘sweet spot’ when teaching classic literature. Step up and do what is right for our students. Hirsch a little too much, I think he takes issue with Nancie Atwell just radicide

I really appreciated Kelly Gallagher’s framing and theoretical grounding. This guide, he writes, is an example of the “All Things In all Books Syndrome—the attempt to use one novel to pound dozens of different standards into the heads readicjde our students.

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Kelly Gallagher wrote a book that delineated all my reasons, and surprise, surprise, my results have been exactly as he predicted. Having said that, I’m quite happy to adopt many of Gallagher’s suggestions. And throwing around little platitudes like, “I’m a teacher, not an assigner” gets old really fast.

They aren’t a problem and they aren’t “behind”. One study of standards found in a typical K school system found that, to cover all of the content in the benchmarks, the schooling system should actually be changed from K to K To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

What is Readicide? – Solving Readicide

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. For one thing, schools value the development of test takers more than they value the development of readers. Cite specific examples from the text, making sure you move beyond simply summarizing.

And when coverage trumps depth, close reading—the kind students need to develop their ability to read critically— gives way to surface-level, “one and done” reading. Gallagher also addresses ‘readicide’ at different stages of students’ lives – particularly the age stage – which is very much aligned to what is happening in Singapore as well. I look forward to giving this problem some thought, though, and attempting to allow my students more space to learn to enjoy reading again.