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Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2018
Read for Good's sponsored Readathon gives children in schools a purpose to read, combined with freedom to choose what they read, on their own terms, free from assessment or evaluation. The sponsorship money helps to provide a regular supply of new books and storyteller visits to the UK's major children's hospitals and supports school libraries.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Reading, Reading Programs
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Johansen, Martin Blok – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
In recent years, literacy problematics and different concepts (Cooperative Learning, Learning Styles) have taken up much of the school's literature teaching. It has pushed discussions of the professional content into the background. This article takes up the content discussion for renewed debate, but now also with the aim of discussing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Twentieth Century Literature
Clark, Christina; Teravainen, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2017
We have conducted the national annual literacy survey since 2010 and have surveyed young people on literacy issues since 2005. This report outlines findings about children's and young people's reading from our seventh annual literacy survey conducted in November/ December 2016 and where possible relates those findings back to our other reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Literacy, Children
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2014
This report outlines findings about children's and young people's reading from our fourth annual literacy survey conducted in November/December 2013. 29,422 young people aged eight to 16 participated. Some of the key findings for 2013 include: (1) Levels of reading enjoyment have improved for the first time since 2005 (see Figure 2, p. 9); (2)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Literacy, Children
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Jennings, Kimberly Ann; Rule, Audrey C.; Vander Zanden, Sarah M. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2014
The comparative effectiveness of graphic novels, heavily illustrated novels, and traditional novels as reading teaching tools has been sparsely researched. During the 2011-2012 school year, 24 mixed-ability fifth grade students chose to read six novels: two traditional novels, two highly illustrated novels and two graphic novels. Students…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Literature Appreciation, Student Interests, Reading Interests
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2013
This report reveals that children and young people are reading less and more are embarrassed to be seen reading, while many also believe that their parents don't care if they spend time reading. However, not only are children and young people reading less and developing more negative attitudes towards reading, but there is also a clear correlation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Literacy, Children
Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2012
Parents play a pivotal role in their children's education and literacy is one of the areas where parents have the relatively simple facilities, such as books or other reading materials, to become involved and to make a significant difference. In addition to reading with their children, parents can also show them that they value reading as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Fathers, Literature Appreciation
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Gatti, Lauren – English Journal, 2011
Curious about the connections between the author's students' reading tastes and those of 19th-century readers, the author read Nina Baym's excellent text "Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America" to gain a sense of how readers in the 1800s might have thought about the texts that they read. Nineteenth-century…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, English Teachers, United States Literature, Novels
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Mantzicopoulos, Panayota; Patrick, Helen – Early Education and Development, 2010
Research Findings: We report on an assessment developed to document young children's narrative production after listening to short segments of science-related informational text (SciT) on life science, earth and space, and simple machines. We examine differences between kindergarten boys (n = 39) and girls (n = 29) on several indices of narrative…
Descriptors: Females, Young Children, Literature Appreciation, Biological Sciences
Cohen, Roger, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2009
The chapters in "Explorations in Second Language Reading" reveal the importance of reading in the classroom and how instructors can use reading as a bridge to improve learners' other linguistic and interpersonal skills. Most significantly, each author prompts us to rediscover how enjoyable ESOL reading can be and how it can increase learner…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Activity Units, Reading Materials, Reading Ability
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Mucherah, Winnie; Yoder, Alyssa – Reading Psychology, 2008
This study examined middle school students' reading motivation and its relations to their performance on a standardized test (ISTEP+) in reading. Participants included 388 sixth- and eighth-grade students from two public middle schools. There were 229 females and 159 males. Participants responded to the Reading Motivation Questionnaire after they…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Self Efficacy, Standardized Tests
Sai, Michiko; Hsu, Jeng-yih – Online Submission, 2007
The idea of literature circles is not new; however, it is hardly adapted in a second language classroom. In Taiwan, using literature circles to teach a second/foreign language is even less seen. The two college teachers-researchers reported their experiences of trying out literature circles in a JFL (Japanese as a Foreign Language) and an EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Materials, Multiple Intelligences, Grading
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Sanacore, Joseph – Childhood Education, 2006
Encouraging the love of reading is a vitally important priority that has positive consequences for students' literacy growth, both now and in the future. Children need daily, in-school opportunities to enjoy reading and become immersed in reading as a lifetime activity. Although a wide variety of considerations are useful for promoting the reading…
Descriptors: Literature Appreciation, Reading Motivation, Recreational Reading, Reading Habits
Clark, Christina; Torsi, Stephen; Strong, Julia – National Literacy Trust, 2005
Imagine what a difference it would make if every child loved to read. Every teacher knows the difference that a love of reading makes to a child's performance; reading opens so many doors. However, research has long shown not only that men and boys in the developed world lag behind women and girls when it comes to engaging with reading. Thus…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Students, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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Hunt, Tiffany J.; Hunt, Bud – English Journal, 2004
A reader is one who can find his way through a poem, novel or short story to perform in important ways. Ten rights that readers should have when they approach a text are stated.
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Reading Ability, Literature Appreciation
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