When was the last time any of us as adult readers, read a book that we really enjoyed reading, like a Jodi Piccoult Book or a James Patterson book, and then sat down with a reading response journal and wrote a character response, made a text-to-self connection, talked about the symbolism or sequence, etc.? This is the reason our students are getting so turned off to reading at times. I am a teacher who has worked using the F&P model for guided reading, read all of the student journals, responded to all of the student journals, modeled how to write in all of the student journals, etc., and now realize why we are losing our students! For anyone over the age of 40, how did we ever learn to read without this system?? I shudder when I think my reading series was Dick and Jane and a bunch of practice phonics sheets! LOL! Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed "Readicide".