ERIC Number: ED261966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Promoting Voluntary Reading in School and Home. Fastback 225.
Morrow, Lesley Mandel
This booklet describes methods that teachers can use in recreational reading in early childhood and elementary classrooms and suggests ways to help parents promote voluntary reading in their children. The first section deals with "Promoting Voluntary Reading through Classroom Library Corners." Discussed are the value of classroom library corners, their physical features, their management books and materials to use, and how to integrate instructional activities with the library corner. Comments of teachers and students about library corners are included. The second section deals with "The Teacher as Facilitator of Voluntary Reading." Teacher attitudes, recreational reading periods, and reading activities for children are discussed. The third section deals with "Promoting Voluntary Reading in the Home." Discussed are research on home influence on voluntary reading, what teachers can do to promote voluntary reading at home, and parents' responses to home reading programs. Also included is a parents' checklist for promoting voluntary reading at home. The concluding section discusses "Reading by Choice, Not by Coercion." The booklet concludes with references. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Independent Reading, Learning Activities, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Preschool Education, Reading Habits, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Recreational Reading, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.75; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: This fastback was partially funded by the Clearwater-St. Petersburg Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.