chapter  4
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Assess Student Use of Words in Authentic Writing and Speaking

Gallagher (2009) describes a recipe for killing the joy of reading for adolescent learners:

Kill-a-reader Casserole

✓ Take one large novel. ✓ Dice into as many pieces as possible. ✓ Douse with sticky notes. ✓ Remove book from oven every ! ve minutes and insert worksheets. ✓ Add more sticky notes. ✓ Baste until novel is unrecognizable, far beyond well done. ✓ Serve in choppy, bite-sized chunks.