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ERIC Number: EJ974030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Middle Schoolers and Magazines: What Teachers Can Learn from Students' Leisure Reading Habits
Gabriel, Rachael; Allington, Richard; Billen, Monica
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v85 n5 p186-191 2012
Teachers, parents, and librarians are constantly looking for methods and materials that engage students as readers and motivate them to increase the time they spend reading. In this article we describe findings from a study of middle schoolers' magazine reading habits that gave us a close look at the power of magazines as supplemental supports for struggling and reluctant readers as well as the specific reasons students gravitate toward magazines for leisure reading. We provide suggestions for the ways in which classroom teachers can leverage student interest in magazine reading to increase independent reading in school, and validate students' out of school literacies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A