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Reading Doesn't Matter Anymore...

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In this timely, wise, and often witty book, eminent educator and author David Booth argues that teachers must redefine reading as an activity that embraces the needs and interests of students. Reading isn't just about Dick and Jane or great literature any more: it's about the Internet, comic books, technical manuals, graphic novels, iPods, and much more.

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Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Pembroke Publishers
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Jun 21, 2010 Donna rated it really liked it
Recommended to Donna by: Katie Clark/Cherylann
Recommended by Katie Clark—Cherylann had shared early in the year.

Confirms the choices Katie and I have made for our 2010-2011 Literacy Year, based on influences from Dr. Richard Allington. As with many "texts," repeated info to reinforce ideas.

p. 8 How do you learn to read…watching other readers! We see people read, we hear people read, we sit beside and listen to people read. We wonder about what we hear…we question. CONNECTION.

p. 10 Many people are limited to “functional literacy”—able to rea
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Jan 21, 2011 Mrs. Schatz rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
This book and author corroborated a lot of my educational/reading beliefs. It gave me some new information and new perspectives. The author also made me realize that all of that analyzing in English does mean something and is good but there are many, many different ways to get something out of a story, whether it be print, film, talking to an adult, or talking to a child. I will now think of literacy events and try to use that phrase so students will understand what being literate really means, ...more
Jul 25, 2008 Holly rated it did not like it
Ugh! I agree with what he writes about, but I thought it was mostly a rant without much practical information.
Michelle Young
Oct 08, 2007 Michelle Young rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents, teachers, librarians
Shelves: education
good reminder that there are many literacies that kids need to succeed in society
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David Wallace Booth is a professor of education who specializes in the teaching of literacy and the use of innovative ways to promote literacy among children.

He is the author of many books for teachers and parents, texts for classroom use, and award winning children's picture books.
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