Blog watch: Kelly and Carolyn

In our Monday blog roundup we bring you an interview with Kelly Gallagher and an enthusiastic review of Carolyn Coman’s new book, Writing Stories.

At Reading on the Run blogger Mike McQueen talked to Kelly about his book Readicide: How Schools are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It. Kelly addresses why high-interest reading materials are important especially for struggling readers and why today’s workplace and world demand higher level readers than before. You can listen to the audio podcast and read the transcript of the conversation at Reading on the Run.

Helen Hemphill at The Found Pen writes this about Carolyn Coman’s new book: Writing Stories: “It’s also a text filled with encouragement about the sometimes daunting task of teaching writing to children. The tone of the book reminds me of of the up-beat style of Ralph Fletcher, and Coman uses her vast experience as an award winning writer to ground the text in her own experiences.” You can read the entire entry on her blog.

Add comment June 27th, 2011

Kelly Gallagher takes on Readicide

Kelly Gallagher will be the keynote speaker at the National Writing Project Spring Meeting this weekend in Washington, DC. He is the former director of the South-Basin Writing project and author of Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It.

The National Writing Project posted a long article about Kelly and his book on its website recently, along with a two-part video where Kelly discusses his book. Read the full article and then preview the first chapter of Readicide online.

Add comment March 30th, 2011

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