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Kelly Gallagher Takes on the "Killing of Reading" - National Writing Project

For the love of reading!

An interesting article, with links for further reading and 2 video clips of Kelly Gallagher talking about the dangers of "readicide".

"Evidence of readicide, says Gallagher, is not hard to spot. By the time kindergartners, who once embraced the adventure of learning to read, reach his high school classroom, way too many of them are telling him in so many words that "reading really sucks." Gallagher is pretty sure he knows what has happened. One of these mind-numbing practices is many schools' single-minded obsession with preparing children for multiple-choice tests to the exclusion of what Gallagher calls "authentic reading."