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Reading Doesn't Matter Anymore

Shattering the myths of literacy

by (author) David Booth

Pembroke Publishers Limited
Initial publish date
Oct 2006
Professional Development
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2006
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This witty narrative argues that we must work to redefine reading, taking it beyond the boundaries of literature, if we wish to convince kids of its value in their lives.

This groundbreaking book outlines twelve simple steps to help teachers and parents revolutionize the way they view and encourage children's reading in all genres and formats. The twelve succinct chapters cover topics such as redefining reading, understanding that technology is a part of the new literacy, exploring how words work, and turning printed text into active learning. Lively anecdotes and personal reflections throughout the book create a highly readable narrative that makes a compelling case for recognizing the intrinsic value of reading… almost anything.


About the author

David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.


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