One of my favorite bloggers, Bill Ferriter, is organizing a VoiceThread conversation with Kelly Gallagher, an exceptional author (and critic) of the all-too- typical kind of reading instruction that takes place in many of our schools. The title of his new book is Readicide: How Schools are Killing Reading.

I’ve found Gallagher’s books over the years very helpful, especially in my mainstream ninth-grade English classes.

I’m looking forward to learning from Bill and Kelly’s innovative discussion format, and would encourage you to check it out, too.