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ERIC Number: EJ907295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
ReKindling an Interest in Reading with At-Risk Students
Engel-Unruh, Melissa
Library Media Connection, v29 n3 p54-56 Nov-Dec 2010
Students and teachers are feeling the brunt of "No Child Left Behind," trying to make meaningful academic growth with ever decreasing resources. School library media specialist are considered one of the most valuable resources in any school building. As the ultimate "resource manager," library media specialists can contribute toward their positive academic growth in a meaningful and lasting way. As the school library media specialist the author needs to "re-imagine" reading and consider ebook readers for the high school library. Through a local grant whose focus is using creative strategies to accelerate the academic progress of at-risk students, the author purchased 11 Kindles and an Amazon gift card to purchase ebooks. She formed Kindle Club and held first session on Friday of the first week of school. In this article, the author describes features of the Kindle Club for helping struggling readers and its impact on student learning. (Contains 5 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001