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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Like I said before, you’re probably both a teacher, an assigner, and when you throw out stuff like that a little bit of a douche.

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And yes, the schools that have removed long works and novels from their curricula in the interest of state test preparedness are damaging their children. The systematic killing of the love of reading, often exacerbated by the inane, mind-numbing practices found in schools. He explains how American rdadicide is failing to create lifelong readers.

Paradoxically, say Gallagher, there is a flip side to over-teaching a book—under-teaching it. Books by Kelly Gallagher. If you are a teacher you MUST read this book. It is all about the state test now, which means rereading short passages and answering questions, mimicking standardized tests. Allow that reading makes readers, and skill-drills make resistance.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I don’t see a great value in teaching whole class novels, at least not that often, and I also disagree that all classics have inherent value. I’ve been meaning to read this for a while. This question resonates with these learners, many of whom live in neighborhoods where gangs are a way of life. At Magnolia High, for example, all students are given an article of the week to read every Monday. These students have since passed all their tests and graduated; they are the next generation in charge.


Your inability to understand the passage is not a phonemic awareness problem, a fluency problem, or a vocabulary problem. The assumption was that, as an honor student, my daughter could handle the task. Sponsored products related to this item What’s this? We can fight against readicide!

As a result, this timeless work became an extended worksheet.

It makes me extremely grateful that my principals have ‘gotten it’ and understand we are not just blowing off an hour in my class; we’re preparing students to be test takers, citizens, and most important to me, parents who read to their children.

I LOVE the recipe for readicide: As teachers we need to be aware of what good readers do when they don’t understand a text the first time. Reading a two or three page excerpt over and over and over again will kill the desire to read. As always, Kelly Gallagher has written a book that is practical and deeply honest about what is happening in schools around the country.

And, by rereading I mean times. Once I got past that though, I felt he had some really useful methods of assisting students in understanding difficult texts. I read this on the heels of reading Book Love by Penny Kittle I’ve had Readicide for several years after seeing him at the Dublin Literacy Conference; I just haven’t gotten around to reading it – shameful, I know – obviously Kittle and Gallagher are kindred spirits.

We must ask whether teaching in a coverage mode serves the long-term interests of our students as readers. Realizing that neither chopping up books nor handing students a classic and wishing them good luck are the way to get students to read deeply, teachers must constantly search for the sweet spot of just enough reading instruction.

Readicide : Kelly Gallagher :

We can’t focus on academic texts only. How much support would be too much right now—or not enough? BUT, as a whole, I liked rearicide he said about encouraging reading and how our test taking culture has killed reading. View all 7 comments. Promote Close Reading A key element to finding this instructional sweet spot is teaching students to read closely.


University of Chicago Press. In this book he outlines how we kill the love of reading in our classrooms. For that reason, Gallagher didn’t assign his students The Grapes of Wrath as summer reading; young readers need help in understanding many of the books in the canon.

See and discover other items: Ending Readicide Main Idea The overemphasis on standardized testing is harming young readers. Now, Americans seem to be getting ready to expand the tests so that every subject and every grade is given a high stakes test. These articles are selected to shore up students’ lack of prior knowledge about life outside high school.

Kelly Gallagher Takes on the “Killing of Reading”

These readixide wo This book is definitely worth reading, but I also found its tone annoying at times. Douse with sticky notes. I believe Gallagher is preaching to the choir.

Book Love Penny Kittle. We are damaging the love of reading in our younger generations.

People who bought this also bought. As Betty Smith says “Oh, magic hour when a child first knows it can read printed words! Schools have become unwitting coconspirators in the decline of reading. Reading Teachers and the Writing Project Model. What’s the worst that can happen?

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

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. We’ll do our own thing anyway. Sep 13, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: I highly recommend this book for any teacher who is drowning in a sea of worksheets readiide knows there is a better way, but just hasn’t found it yet.

There’s just too much to like and dislike.