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ERIC Number: EJ882909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Secondary Preservice Teachers Remember Their Favorite Reading Experiences: Insights and Implications for Content Area Instruction
Daisey, Peggy
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v53 n8 p678-687 May 2010
Teacher educators need to identify course pedagogy to improve instructional use of reading. Thus, the purpose of this study was to describe the favorite reading experiences of 82 secondary preservice teachers of diverse subject areas through their drawings and words. Another purpose was to report their reflections regarding the implications of this experience specifically, and the potential and possibilities for the inclusion of reading in their future instruction in general. Preservice teachers believed that reading needed to be relevant, moving, and relaxing. They wished to share their reading with future students, thought that choice was important, and hoped to promote enjoyment of reading. They felt that they needed to offer a variety of reading and use teaching strategies that would motivate their students to want to read. Preservice teachers realized that a teacher's positive attitude and effort to include reading was essential. They planned to have a classroom library. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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