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Maybin, Janet – Literacy, 2013
After briefly reviewing how reading is conceptualised in the "Progress in International Reading Literacy Study" and the English National Curriculum, this article examines two unofficial reading activities in a class of 10-11-year-olds' to see how far these activities match up with the official definitions of reading, or whether they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Reading Instruction, Learning Activities
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Fletcher, Jo; Grimley, Michael; Greenwood, Janinka; Parkhill, Faye – Literacy, 2012
Teachers are influential in motivating and improving attitudes towards reading. This article reports on an investigation of eight teachers of 10- to 12-year-old students from five New Zealand schools and the strategies they used to improve attitudes to reading. Each school had been identified as implementing effective reading programmes by a panel…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Early Adolescents, Reading Instruction, Foreign Countries