Books are not Dead... Use Technology to Enliven Your Literacy Program Gail Lovely [email_address]
Find a partner (someone you do NOT already know)
Share a story you remember reading in your reading textbook when you were 7 or 8.
Share a story you remember reading at that same age which was NOT in your textbook.
What do you remember?
Reading as WORK
Yet textbooks typically fail to provide the most basic conditions for readerly engagement. They are great vehicles for generating corporate profits, but poor ones for creating readers. They fail young readers on four dimensions of reading — authorship, form, venue, and duration.