ERIC Number: ED512595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: N/A
Motivating Literacy Learners in Today's World
Fletcher, J., Ed.; Parkhill, F., Ed.; Gillon, G., Ed.
"Motivating Literacy Learners in Today's World" provides insights into a broad spectrum of children's literacy learning. Motivation is the key theme and the authors show how this can be achieved through reading for pleasure; in writing activities at a number of levels; and through oral language development. Chapters include: (1) Motivating children to read through literature (Teresa Cremin); (2) Motivating young writers (Noella Mackenzie); (3) Writing in primary and middle schooling: Managing myths about student motivation (Judy M. Parr and Kathryn Glasswell); (4) Supporting students who struggle with language (Elspeth McCartney and Sue Ellis); (5) Phonological awareness: Motivating early literacy success (Gail Gillon and Brigid McNeill); (6) Motivating children with dyslexia (John Everatt and Gavin Reid); (7) Fostering story comprehension: Motivating struggling readers to engage in literature-based activities (Marleen F. Westerveld); (8) Motivating Maori students in literacy learning: Listening to culture (Angus Hikairo Macfarlane); (9) Motivating Pasifika students in literacy learning (Jo Fletcher, Faye Parkhill, Amosa Fa'afoi and Tufulasi Taleni); (10) Asian student voices: Approaches in reading that motivate or provoke dissonance in their journey towards being successful readers of English (Faye Parkhill and Jo Fletcher); (11) Playing with text (Janinka Greenwood); (12) Multiliteracies and learning in a new age (Nicola Yelland).
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Language Acquisition, Oral Language, Dyslexia, Emergent Literacy, Phonological Awareness, Recreational Reading, Reading Comprehension, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Asians, Literature, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand