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Early Reading Strategy

<b>The Report of the Expert Panel on Early Reading in Ontario, 2003</b><p>Role of the Teacher<p><b>...[E]xcellent reading teachers .... have strong content and</b> …

Active Read Alouds: Bringing Nonfiction to Life

Student Motivation, Engagement, and Achievement

<b>Why is this component important?</b> Becoming skilled readers, writers, speakers, listeners, and thinkers requires ample opportunity for practice, …

Teaching

Long Story Short: How Should Schools Use Technology to Engage Students?

Technology has enormous potential to transform the way teachers teach and students learn. In this video interview, Tracy Gray, an AIR expert on …

Student Motivation and Engagement in Literacy Learning | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z

<b>Some teachers think that motivational activities must entertain students and therefore create fun activities that are not necessarily focused on</b> …

Teaching

Reading Motivation and Fun

Regardless of what reading program or strategies you use in your classroom, reading needs to be fun. Students should be encouraged to pick up books …

Revisiting Read-Alouds: Instructional Strategies that Encourage Students' Engagement with Text

It is an extremely cold Monday morning in this rural Midwestern community, but warmth and an exciting conversational buzz hovers in one first-grade …

Literacy Instruction Videos - Motivating Students to Read

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> …

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 …

Overview of Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI)

Purposes<p>The primary aim of Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI) is to increase students' reading comprehension in Grades 3 to 5 by increasing …

Motivation: The Key to Academic Success

As the new school year begins the most common problem that teachers and parents face is lack of student motivation. Motivation can either come from …

Building World Knowledge: Motivating Children to Read and Enjoy Informational Text

Young children benefit from opportunities to read a rich array of fiction and informational books. Reading educators and researchers agree that young …

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 …

Reading Motivation: What the Research Says