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ERIC Number: EJ617771
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Conducting Research on Topics of Student Interest.
Worthy, Jo
Reading Teacher, v54 n3 p298-99 Nov 2000
Argues that, especially in the intermediate grades, keying into students' personal interests is a powerful motivator for learning. Illustrates this with the story of a formerly excellent student who became disillusioned with school in fifth grade, becoming resistant and disruptive. Describes how a project approach to reading and writing that capitalized on the boy's own interests, offered a happier ending. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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