Scales of Reading Justice

Readiicide 50-50

In Gallagher’s Readicide: How Schools are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It, he argues that the solution to the slice and dice, overteaching/underteaching choices available to most teachers faced with curriculums responding to state-wide testing is a 50/50 balanced approach to teaching literature, a┬ácombination of recreational reading and academic reading; see page 117.