ERIC Number: ED497899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Inspiring Reading Success: Interest and Motivation in an Age of High-Stakes Testing
Fink, Rosalee, Ed.; Samuels, S. Jay, Ed.
International Reading Association (NJ3)
Although recent U.S. legislation has had a profound impact on reading instruction and student achievement, some students continue to fall behind. This provocative text addresses this gap with a new perspective on reading instruction that goes beyond the realms of teacher content knowledge and methodology. The book shows how motivation and interest can enhance reading instruction for all students, and it presents strategies to increase reading success. Following a foreword by Catherine E. Snow and a preface by Rosalie Fink and S. Jay Samuels, this book divides into seven chapters: (1) Beating the Odds: Giving Kids a Chance to Win the Game of Life (S. Jay Samuels); (2) High-Interest Reading Leaves No Child Behind (Rosalie Fink); (3) Using Student Interests to Motivate Learning (Kurt W. Fischer and Maria Fusaro); (4) Reading Success: A Motivational Perspective (Janine Bempechat); (5) Ten Tenets of Motivation for Teaching Struggling Readers and the Rest of the Class (Irene W. Gaskins); (6) Teaching Fluency Artfully (Timothy Rasinski); and (7) Building Engaging Classrooms (Ana Taboada, John T. Guthrie, and Angela McRae). The book also contains an author index; and a subject index.
Descriptors: Student Interests, Reading Motivation, High Stakes Tests, Reading Instruction, Student Motivation, Reading Achievement, Teaching Methods, Learning Motivation, Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.