Blog tour: Get a sneak peek at Kelly Gallagher’s new book

January 14th, 2009

We are launching our first blog book tour to introduce Kelly Gallagher’s controversial new book, Readicide: How Schools are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It.

ReadicideKelly defines “readicide” as “the systematic killing of the love of reading, often exacerbated by the inane, mind-numbing practices found in 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 valuing the development of test-takers over the development of lifelong readers; mandating breadth over depth in instruction; and requiring students to read difficult texts without proper instructional support, among many other issues.

Now you can get a sneak peek at this groundbreaking book and participate in a five-stop blog book tour with Kelly. Each of the following blogs will post either a Q&A with Kelly, or a review of the book, or will give you the opportunity to submit questions to Kelly. We will post a podcast with Kelly on this blog at the end of the tour. So browse the book and then check out all of these blogs in the coming days and discuss this important topic with your fellow teachers/readers.

Blog tour dates and stops:

1/20 – A Year of Reading

1/22 – The Tempered Radical

1/23 – The Dream Teacher

1/26 – The Reading Zone

1/28 – The Book Whisperer

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