Joan's comment to Kim "Baseball"
I totally hear what you're saying about the urgency to hand off a class room set of novels to the next teacher. For my students, oftentimes, they consider reading Cliff Notes as the first read and maybe opening the novel their second read. Do you think Gallagher was suggesting that specfic activities involve close reading of certain sections/pages of the novel? The second read would be a hard sell just because of the demands of six other classes.