ERIC Number: ED237971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
But, Teacher, I Don't Like to Read, Or How To Make Reading Alluring.
DiSibio, Robert A.; Savitz, Fred R.
The domino effect of illiteracy can be halted if students are given opportunity early in life to develop a positive attitude toward reading. Research supports the notion that reading interests lead to knowledge, which leads, in turn, to increased comprehension. Motivational ideas include using trade books and literature as collateral material in content area reading, putting a book on trial with students indicting and defending a story, broadcasting a book review on the school public address system, and providing a list of items for students to locate in a local newspaper. Several successful reading programs in schools across the country provide interesting reading materials and facilitate discussion groups and other reading activities. Reading attitudes prevalent in the home environment have great influence on the children's attitudes, but the major responsibility still rests with teachers, who must represent models of positive reading habits. (Several teaching ideas are appended.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New York State Reading Association (17th, Kiamesha Lake, NY, November 8-13, 1983).