Teach your students real-world writing purposes, add a teacher who models his or her struggles with the writing process, throw in lots of real-world mentor texts for students to emulate, and give our kids the time necessary to enable them to stretch as writers.

— Kelly Gallagher

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Shouldn't schools be the place where students interact with interesting books? Shouldn't the faculty have an ongoing laser-like commitment to put good books in our students' hands? Shouldn't this be a front-burner issue at all times?


Authentic interest is generated when students are given the opportunity to delve deeply into an interesting idea.


What do teachers and curriculum directors mean by 'value' reading? A look at the practice of most schools suggests that when a school 'values' reading what it really means is that the school intensely focuses on raising state-mandated reading test scores- the kind of reading our students will rarely, if ever, do in adulthood.


To become a lifelong reader, one has to do a lot of varied and interesting reading.


I also talk a lot in Deeper Reading about the importance that confusion plays.

When my students come to me, they think confusion is bad. They are wrong. Confusion is the place where learning occurs.


Want to extinguish an adolescent's curiosity? Cover as much material as possible.


I am not simply teaching the reading; I am teaching the reader.

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