1. Readicide
  1. Why is something seriously wrong if people don’t know who everyone is. This is something I’ve never understood.
  1. we come from different backgrounds
  2. those not born in the US or those with immigrant parents may not have the support/background to know these things
  3. those in any form of poverty may not have TV or radio or not know how to access these things
  1. I agree we need authentic reading, but I don’t agree it’s like the metaphor he uses.
  2. 3 reasons for readicide
  1. yes and no
  2. not quite
  3. specify type of reading. Kids read ALL THE TIME
  1. So… what’s the solution?
  1. book flood
  2. How does this apply to FL?
  1. Word poverty        
  1. 90% known words = comprehensible
  2. growing gap of world knowledge (context)
  1. yes, but caused by many things (as he pointed out), not necessarily laziness as was implied in the beginning
  1. “Reading Deeply” (removing novels)
  1. I find this passage/idea troubling because:
  1. this is EXACTLY what led to some ideas in common core
  2. what happened to reading for fun (to kill a love for to kill a mockingbird)
  1. Reading in School
  1. SSR - Krashen FTW
  1. Ah yes…. reading for fun helps build background knowledge… okay :)
  2. if it’s important to us… we must SHOW THEM
  1. FL perspective -- my Latin has improved the more I read in Latin. Who cares if it was a level I book. Who cares if it is Cicero.
  1. What can we do?
  1. Take a stand -- EXHAUST resources for $$, local school/department funds, PTSA, county funds, grants, language organisation funds. etc. LOOK EVERYWHERE
  2. Real World Text -- Nuntii Latini, but…. quid accidit in mundo
  3. Book Flood Zone -- see earlier discussion (CI Podcast) on FVR and creative ways to get more books
  4. Challenge with “difficult” text…. eh….
  1. in FL choice trumps difficulty, but still. we should provide a number AT or BELOW their level.
  1. Reading Whisperer
  1. Reading Role Models
  1. YES! OMG YES! --- experience with Latin novellas
  1. when we’ve read the book, we can encourage students who lag or who need a recommendation. If our response is, “um… you know I haven’t read that”, then why should they read it?
  1. She is saying very similar things to Gallagher, but she is doing it from a life experience perspective. He is doing it from a “traditional educator” perspective. We must teach them the value and to love reading, but we must do it through modelling and experiencing it WITH our kids
  1. Do as I do, not as I say
  1. hmmm. a thought “what is the last book your teacher read”. I know some teachers do this…. but maybe we should too.
  1. MY Self-Reflection
  1. I read a lot as a kid. I was made fun of for reading in school
  1. teachers - got mad at me for finishing early and reading; I remember in the 4th grade I was researching and reading into the Holocaust. I carried so many books that I dropped one. The principal picked it up and because it had the word “devil” in it, I got in trouble. What she failed to notice was that it was about a girl who is a nazi youth who then learns to be kind and accepting and switches to help her parents hide Jews.
  2. kids - got angry with me for reading during recess. 2nd grade, a student (whose full name I remember :) ) told me on the playground that I was stupid because I read stupid books. I still remember that and how it made me feel
  1. positive when I consider what reading did for me, negative when I consider how others treated me for reading
  2. I try…. but I don’t share them often. My kids don’t ask me what I’m reading. I should do better. I try to share when I read with them in Latin, but I could do better. *shame*
  3. underground
  4. my parents
  5. Tasks and Communicating in Language Classrooms, Fairy Tales in Latin, Winnie Ille Pooh (current), Curly Girl Handbook (current), a book on the druids that I cannot remember the name of
  6. book study, 3 days in class, N/A, N/A, months
  7. 1 for school, 2 for students
  8. 2 for personal
  1. Reading Improvement Plan
  1. 3 days a week, 10 minutes (in class); 10-20 minutes at home before bed (I want to read more… I need to)
  2. Read more books for children
  1. read BELOW your level in the TL!
  1. Take recs from SS
  1. um… yes. It opens discussion! It shows what they love!
  1. Book Lists…
  1. …. okay…. *she said begrudgingly*
  1. My own reader’s notebook
  1. …. maybe… *she said with interest*
  1. Reflect
  1. yep. I reflect often on social media (in general) or with friends. If I know my dad has read the same book, I’ll reflect there.
  2. Reflect with your kids, “oh, you’re reading Iter Dennis et Debrae? Me too…. what did you think of….”
  1. Sharing Struggles
  1. YES…. we need not be gods in our rooms. We should be experts, but if we are the end all be all, then there is a final place to stop learning. NEVER stop.