ERIC Number: EJ1079807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
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Wait…This Counts as Reading?
Reading Teacher, v69 n3 p351 Nov-Dec 2015
Many sixth grade students think they are telling the truth when they complain, "Reading is boring." However, they don't realize what sort of activities encompass reading. As a teacher with a few years of experience, I am finding new ways to engage reluctant readers and show them reading can take many different forms. In this essay, I describe how I have felt defeated by student reluctance toward reading as well as how I am learning a different approach by surveying my students' interests. These interest surveys fuel my read-aloud selections and help me arm myself with literate materials seemingly tailored to my students. The students, at first, are surprised some of these materials "count as reading."
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Reading Instruction, Reading Interests, Student Interests, Student Surveys, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Material Selection, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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