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ERIC Number: EJ1050654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Using Nooks to Hook Reluctant Readers
Dierking, Rebecca
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v58 n5 p407-416 Feb 2015
This article presents the findings of a two-year qualitative study of electronic reading device use with high school sophomores, most of whom self-identified as reluctant or struggling readers. Electronic readers were used primarily in one weekly fifty-minute class period, during silent sustained reading, wherein students chose freely their texts. The author-researcher identifies five qualities of using electronic readers that appeared to help keep students engaged with reading: convenience, novelty, escape, privacy, and flow.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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