ERIC Number: EJ611069
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
"I Read for Facts": Reading Nonfiction in a Fictional World.
Language Arts, v77 n6 p485-95 Jul 2000
Argues that the key to helping one seventh-grade boy make the transition from non-reader to reader was in changing his self-image as a non-reader. Shows how he became actively engaged in reading and writing when he felt valued, took risks, and developed his own ideas. Argues for more closely aligning students' lives within school and outside school. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: The Making of a Reader.