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Seyfried, Jonathan – Knowledge Quest, 2008
Teachers often find themselves lamenting the loss of emergent readers to video games, television, and, most recently, the TTYL (talk/type to you later) culture of text messaging and Internet social networking. Trying to impart the joy of a good read to middle school students feels like pushing religion onto the perfectly content worshipers of…
Descriptors: Novels, Cartoons, School Libraries, Adolescent Literature
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Crow, Sherry R. – Knowledge Quest, 2007
Developmentalists state that children are born with the intrinsic motivation to learn, but studies show that this intrinsic desire to learn begins to wane during the early school years, around third grade, and continues a steady decline through eighth grade. Intrinsic motivation is at the core of information literacy, the foundation for a desire…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Learning Motivation, Self Determination, Theories