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Reading Motivation: What the Research Says

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Comics in the Classroom: An Engagement Strategy

Identifying Texts Worth Reading

• What do you think makes a text worth reading?<br>• What are window texts and mirror texts?<br>• What is useful about reading and discussing texts with other …

Teaching

Bringing Lessons to Life with Animoto

Using Animoto, a free Web 2.0 tool, students can develop short digital videos that include music, photos, video clips, and text as well as share …

Reading Idol! Bringing Readers Theatre Center Stage in Your Classroom

OVERVIEW<p>Students have an opportunity to create an outstanding Readers Theatre performance within groups to compete for the title of Reading Idol. …

Teaching

Going Digital: Using e-Book Readers to Enhance the Reading Experience

OVERVIEW<p>Digital readers, or e-book readers, are devices that can host hundreds of electronic books. In this introductory lesson and subsequent …

Education Technology

Songs for Promoting Reading: Songs that Motivate Children to Read and Write... and Visit the Library!

These Reading Encouragement lyrics are available from a variety of albums:<p>Songs that Build Enthusiasm for Reading and Visiting the Library <br>Author, …

Books

How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips

The big challenge for teachers is not simply getting students to read – it's getting them to enjoy it too. It's one thing for students to trudge through set texts in a lesson, but will they open another book when they get home at the end of the day?<p>The National Literacy Trust has noted that …

Hooking Struggling Readers: Using Books They Can and Want to Read

Find effective high interest, low vocabulary books<p>The term "high interest, low vocabulary" is often used to describe books for struggling middle …

Responsive Software Aims to Replace Private Tutors to Help Struggling Readers

Reading Buddy Software, available Nov. 5 after nine years in the making, is advanced Responsive Speech Recognition (RSR) technology that offers an …

Software

7 Ways to Get Your Struggling Readers to READ

“Before I knew I was dyslexic, I thought I was stupid,” said the boy who graduated high school with honors and is headed to Yale in the fall. The …

25 Ideas to Motivate Young Readers

<b>The folks at the BOOK-IT! Program have given permission for Education World to reprint 25 great ideas from teachers -- ideas that are sure to get</b> …

Teaching

Building Your Classroom Library: The Best Books for Grades 3-5

See the books that teachers of grades 3-5 say are must-haves for your classroom library.<p>WeAreTeachers recently polled over 200 teachers about the …

Books

Motivating ELL Student Readers

Once upon a time, I tried to read <i>Like Water, for Chocolate</i>, by Laura Esquivel in Spanish. I had seen and enjoyed the movie in English, and since I'm …

Simple Practices to Nurture the Motivation to Read

Research confirms that student motivation is a key factor in successful reading. In Nurturing the Motivation to Read, we examined the current …

Teach From the Walls

Length<p>2 minutes<p>Objective<p>Post student work and information around the room<p>Questions to Consider<p>What kinds of materials does Ms. Chism post around the …

Teaching

Making Motivational Reading Choices

Teaching children to read and write is a challenging and complex process; however, without considering student motivation it becomes a daunting task. …

Build Interest and Motivation With Online Reviews

Unlike traditional book reports that are often written only for the teacher as an audience, online book reviews offer students an engaging way to …