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ERIC Number: EJ835916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
It's All about the Book: Motivating Teens to Read
Lapp, Diane; Fisher, Douglas
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v52 n7 p556-561 April 2009
The authors had the most fantastic teachable moment when they shared book club time with 24 students they teach at Health Sciences High and Middle College. As they reflect on their conversation with the students, they are convinced that the impetus for the students' interest in what they were reading and discussing with their peers was that they followed the lead of the students when they asked if they could partner with them to choose the texts, the topics, and the assignments for their English class. In this article, the authors detail how this happened. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Grade 11; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A