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ERIC Number: ED410528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Getting Over the Hump--Wednesday Reading.
Perry, Tim
A method of facilitating leisure reading time in the classroom is described here. It encourages leisure reading as a natural, uninterrupted process at school, so students may see how enjoyable reading is and transfer those positive feelings to reading at home. Each Wednesday, junior high school students in Centerville, Indiana, spend an average of 12 minutes of class time in uninterrupted reading. Students read magazines and books they bring to class or they may check out a book from those provided by the teacher. Newspapers are also furnished weekly through a "Newspapers in Education" program of the Richmond, Indiana newspaper, "The Palladium Item." A "Read a Marathon" contest is used to encourage and to measure seventh-grade student participation, with the top 3 readers winning $20, $15, or $10 gift certificates from a local athletic store. Teachers from all subject areas in the middle school/junior high curriculum might consider providing time for students to read materials of their own choosing. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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