ERIC Number: EJ782182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 0
Can You Be a Teacher of Literacy If You Don't Love to Read?
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v47 n4 p284-288 Dec 2003-Jan 2004
In this article, the author asserts that it is impossible for a person who does not love reading to be a good literacy teacher. She discusses the reasons her undergraduate preservice teaching students give for having given up on reading as a pleasurable activity, presents strategies her graduate students used to begin to enjoy reading, and offers tips for using a personal love of books to motivate elementary, middle, secondary, and college students to read.
Descriptors: Reading Teachers, Literature Appreciation, Reading Instruction, Teacher Role, Recreational Reading, College Students, Reading Attitudes, Reading Motivation, Elementary School Students, Reading Habits, Secondary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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