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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 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:.

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Let us know what support you need and stay engaged using these free resources. I had left him little choice; he could either read or not graduate. A week earlier, a 10th grader made the same comment. Many of my students are reading five to six years behind grade level.

I have seniors about to graduate high school who do not meet the literacy demands needed to fully function in society. Even when books are available, some administrators and educators do not allow students to read during class out of fear of losing valuable learning time.

I believe that when students are allotted time for free voluntary reading, they become better readers, score higher on achievement tests, and expand their content knowledge. Teachers can use free reading time to supplement textbook learning. I understand that building a strong classroom library can be difficult with budget restrictions.

Teachers can try borrowing a class set of novels from the public library, browsing secondhand bookstores, or applying for grants from education nonprofits.

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Let us know what support you need and stay engaged using these free resources. I had left him little choice; he could either read or not graduate. A week earlier, a 10th grader made the same comment. Many of my students are reading five to six years behind grade level.

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

On a recent cross-country flight, I found myself sitting next to the president of a multimillion dollar computer software company. To keep his business competitive, he told me, his organization regularly recruits employees from top universities. When I asked him how his current recruitment efforts were going, he said that over the past few years it had become increasingly challenging to find qualified workers. It isn't difficult finding smart candidates; the problem is finding smart people who can think. Almost their entire school experience has been shaped by test preparation. These students have already spent years in schools where teachers and administrators have confused covering massive amounts of material with teaching students how to think and read critically.

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