ERIC Number: ED163440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Techniques for Motivating Interest in Reading for the Disadvantaged High School Student.
Usova, George M.
Many reasons may be offered to explain why the disadvantaged have little interest in reading. Among these are: attitudes inherent in the family, an inability to afford reading material, a failure to perceive practical value in reading, a limited experiential background that limits understanding, and a lack of interesting and meaningful reading matter available to students in school. Some techniques that may be helpful to teachers in motivating the disadvantaged to read are: reading silently while students read; reading aloud to students; setting paperback books on their desks; reading aloud to a climactic point and stopping; allowing students to act out reading material; establishing a classroom library; advertising reading through posters, book jackets, and slogans; and utilizing the newspaper as a medium for reading. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association Southwest Regional Conference (7th, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 5-7, 1978)