Readicide

How Schools are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It

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.

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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 significant contributor to the death o...read more

About the Author(s)

Kelly, a "baseballoholic" and a self-described expert at negotiating airports, is in his thirty-third year of teaching at the high school level.

He currently teaches at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: The Elephant in the Room
Chapter 2: Endangered Minds
Chapter 3: Avoiding the Tsunami
Chapter 4: Finding the "Sweet Spot" of Instruction
Chapter 5: Ending Readicide
Appendixes
References
Index
 

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2009
Item No: 0780Item No: 0828Item No: B780
ISBN: 978-157110-780-0ISBN: 978-157110-828-9ISBN: 978-15711B-780-0

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