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ERIC Number: EJ784107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Australian Children Catch the Bug: Motivating Young Children to Engage in Reading
Exley, Beryl
Young Children, v62 n6 p36-40 Nov 2007
Concerned by a report that a number of seven-year-olds in their school were at risk for literacy difficulties, a team of teachers devised a low-budget program to promote reading at school and at home. After researching reading motivation, two of the authors conceived a catch phrase, a mascot, and gimmicks, including all-school activities, to attract teachers, families, and children. This article details the work and the projects in this responsive approach that led to improved reading assessments in seven- and eight-year olds at this school. ["Australian Children Catch the Bug: Motivating Young Children to Engage in Reading" was written with Jan Burton and Jayne Barnett.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia