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Read online Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It i Read i cide i b i n The systematic killing of the love of reading often exacerbated by the inane mind numbing practices found in schools i .

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 i Readicide i 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 i Readicide i 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 by Kelly Gallagher, Richard L. Allington

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Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It
Title:Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It
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Number of Pages:160
Category:Education, Teaching, Non fiction
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Write Like This, readicide, Article of the Week, Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12, Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It, Building Adolescent Readers (DVD), In the Best Interest of Students: Staying True to What Works in the ELA Classroom, Improving Adolescent Writers, Teaching Adolescent Writers, Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for Middle and High School
In an increasingly demanding world of literacy it has become critical that students know how to write effectively From the requirements of standardized tests to those of the wired workplace the ability to write well once a luxury has become a necessity Many students are leaving school without the necessary writing practice and skills needed to compete in a complex and fast moving Information Age Unless we teach them how to run with it they are in danger of being run over by a stampede a literacy stampede br br em In Teaching Adolescent Writers em Kelly Gallagher author of em Reading Reasons em and em Deeper Reading em shows how students can be taught to write effectively Kelly shares a number of classroom tested strategies that enable teachers to understand the importance of teaching writing motivate young writers see the importance modeling plays in building young writers modeling from both the teacher and from real world text understand how providing choice elevates adolescent writing and how to allow for choice within a rigorous curriculum help students recognize the importance of purpose and audience assess essays in ways that drive better writing performance br br br Infused with humor and illuminating anecdotes Kelly draws on his classroom experiences and work as co director of a regional writing project to offer teachers both practical ways to incorporate writing instruction into their day and compelling reasons to do so, div p If you want to learn how to shoot a basketball you begin by carefully observing someone who knows how to shoot a basketball If you want to be a writer you begin by carefully observing the work of accomplished writers Recognizing the importance that modeling plays in the learning process high school English teacher Kelly Gallagher shares how he gets his students to stand next to and pay close attention to model writers and how doing so elevates his students writing abilities i Write Like This i is built around a central premise if students are to grow as writers they need to read good writing they need to study good writing and most important they need to emulate good writers p p In i Write Like This i Kelly emphasizes real world writing purposes the kind of writing he wants his students to be doing twenty years from now Each chapter focuses on a specific discourse express and reflect inform and explain evaluate and judge inquire and explore analyze and interpret and take a stand propose a solution In teaching these lessons Kelly provides mentor texts professional samples as well as models he has written in front of his students student writing samples and numerous assignments and strategies proven to elevate student writing p p By helping teachers bring effective modeling practices into their classrooms i Write Like This i enables students to become better adolescent writers More important the practices found in this book will help our students develop the writing skills they will need to become adult writers in the real world p div, When Kelly Gallagher learned that his ninth grade students could not name the vice president of the United States and when two seniors asked him in all seriousness Who is this guy Al Qaeda Kelly was shocked into realizing he needed to do something outside the standard curriculum to build his students background knowledge In response he developed the Article of the Week activity to address the serious gaps in his students education br br Each week students read a short article that informs them about the world Students highlight passages and words they don t understand consider the author s purpose and intended audience and work through any confusion The class then discusses how the structure and craft of the article informs reader comprehension and how they can implement these elements into their own writing br br In minutes Kelly shows teachers how to integrate the Article of the Week into their own classrooms in a manner that provides the background knowledge that is the foundation for critical reading, In Kelly Gallagher s high school classroom in Anaheim California students are not only learning to comprehend difficult novels and texts they are developing the skills and behaviors of lifelong readers Drawing from his books em Reading Reasons em and em Deeper Reading em Kelly s new video set brings effective reading strategies to life Presenting examples of both small and whole group discussions em Building Adolescent Readers em demonstrates how to engage students with a variety of texts teaching them what it means to be a good reader br br strong Program The Six Building Blocks strong br Before we teach students how to read better we need to help them understand why they should be readers Kelly outlines his six blocks for motivating students to read more both recreationally and academically He models specific classroom lessons that help students to internalize the value of reading br br strong Program First Draft Reading strong br Adolescent readers often adopt one of two universal strategies when they are confronted with difficult text they either quit or dutifully continue even though they do not understand what they are reading In this program Kelly models a number of useful strategies to help students not only monitor their comprehension but to also fix their comprehension when it begins to falter br br strong Program Second Draft Reading strong br Revisiting a text helps students uncover its deeper layers of meaning Kelly demonstrates numerous strategies that help students move past an I read it once I m done mentality and into richer second draft reading He also discusses the importance assessment plays in planning an effective reading lesson