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The Resource Readicide : how schools are killing reading and what you can do about it, Kelly Gallagher ; foreword by Richard Allington

Readicide : how schools are killing reading and what you can do about it, Kelly Gallagher ; foreword by Richard Allington

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Readicide : how schools are killing reading and what you can do about it
Title
Readicide
Title remainder
how schools are killing reading and what you can do about it
Statement of responsibility
Kelly Gallagher ; foreword by Richard Allington
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Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Read-i-cide n: The systematic killing of the love of reading, often exacerbated by the inane, mind-numbing practices found in schools. Reading is dying in our schools. Educators are familiar with many of the factors that have contributed to the decline-poverty, second-language issues, and the ever-expanding choices of electronic entertainment. In this provocative new book, Kelly Gallagher suggests, however, that it is time to recognize a new and significant contributor to the death of reading: our schools. In Readicide, Kelly argues that American schools are actively (though unwittingly) furthering the decline of reading. Specifically, he contends that the standard instructional practices used in most schools are killing reading by: valuing the development of test-takers over the development of lifelong readers; mandating breadth over depth in instruction; requiring students to read difficult texts without proper instructional support; insisting that students focus solely on academic texts; drowning great books with sticky notes, double-entry journals, and marginalia; ignoring the importance of developing recreational reading; and losing sight of authentic instruction in the shadow of political pressures. Kelly doesn't settle for only identifying the problems. Readicide provides teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators with specific steps to reverse the downward spiral in reading-steps that will help prevent the loss of another generation of readers
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DLC
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1958-
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Gallagher, Kelly
Dewey number
428.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Allington, Richard L.
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  • Reading
  • Literacy
  • Reading promotion
  • Literacy
  • Reading
  • Reading promotion
  • United States
Label
Readicide : how schools are killing reading and what you can do about it, Kelly Gallagher ; foreword by Richard Allington
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-142) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The elephant in the room -- Endangered minds -- Avoiding the tsunami -- Finding the "sweet spot" of instruction -- Ending readicide
Control code
808981
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 150 pages
Isbn
9781571107800
Lccn
2008040694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781571107800
  • (OCoLC)255016977
Label
Readicide : how schools are killing reading and what you can do about it, Kelly Gallagher ; foreword by Richard Allington
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-142) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The elephant in the room -- Endangered minds -- Avoiding the tsunami -- Finding the "sweet spot" of instruction -- Ending readicide
Control code
808981
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 150 pages
Isbn
9781571107800
Lccn
2008040694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781571107800
  • (OCoLC)255016977

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