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Paperback Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do about It Book

ISBN: 1571107800

ISBN13: 9781571107800

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

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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...

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Great Teaching Resource!

Everything by Kelly Gallagher is a fantastic teaching resource! But this specific text, is a fantastic job of problematizing the hatred of reading for many students that ends up stemming from the American Public School system. This book gets educators thinking about how to cultivate life long readers starting in their classroom. I highly recommend this read for teachers, parents, librarians, and anyone who wants to know how to encourage reluctant readers without killing their drive for learning.
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