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Why Read? Ten Reasons by Kelly Gallagher

In his book, Deeper Reading, Kelly Gallagher lays out ten reasons that students should read.  His ten statements resonated with me, and as I read, I envisioned them as a poster that I could use in my classroom to keep the conversation going about reading.  I proposed the idea of creating an infographic to Kelly Gallagher last year, and he gave his permission to use his ten reasons.  We agreed that a Creative Commons license would be attached so that the graphic may be shared, used, or printed by anyone, but not sold.  Below is an image of the infographic.

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Why Read by Kelly Gallagher: An Infographic
Why Read by Kelly Gallagher: An Infographic

 

Evolving Literacy

Literacy has been on my mind again lately. It should be. I’m an English teacher, after all. What I have really been thinking about, though, is the rapid change in what it means to be literate for the future. Some people wonder whether books will die in an era of e-readers or whether cursive will become extinct. The real question, though,