ERIC Number: ED429274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-May-17
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Middle Grade Boys: Reading Habits and Preferences for a New Millennium.
Kendrick, Jane M.
Based on research indicating successful readers have several common characteristics (student choice and availability of reading materials, time for reading, and time to talk about their reading), a study explored research findings about each characteristic and surveyed middle grade teachers' reading practices in the classroom. Seventh-grade students (n=124) in a small southeastern city and seven of their teachers were surveyed concerning student reading. Results indicated: (1) excluding textbook assignments, the majority of boys surveyed do not read and do not enjoy reading; (2) teachers and parents encourage students to read, but fewer than half are engaged in reading to boys; (3) teachers do not provide a time for personal sustained silent reading during the school day; (4) middle grade boys do not read unless required by their teachers; and (5) assigned reading materials are not the reading materials preferred by middle grade boys. (Contains 7 tables of data and 21 references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Self Selection (Reading)