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The Importance of Early Childhood Literacy | TD National Reading Summit

The Importance of Early Childhood Literacy | TD National Reading Summit | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it

“Learning to read begins at birth,” said Clara Bohrer, an advocate for early childhood literacy in the United States. “The parent is the child’s first and most valuable teacher, and parents need to be educated to be equipped for so vital a role in the child’s development.”


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Kid Lit Frenzy: Tips for Developing a Classroom Library

Kid Lit Frenzy: Tips for Developing a Classroom Library | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it
To be honest, I was expecting that every class would have a library filled with books and the books would be well-tended and arranged in a manner that motivated children to read. (Thanks Nerdy Book Club friends, you have ...
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Judy Barberree Senzamici's comment, November 14, 2012 3:32 PM
The seven steps in this article are great. I will be sharing them with the college students. It makes books so much more appealing to the students.
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The Reluctant Reader by Heather Cato

The Reluctant Reader by Heather Cato | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it

"I know it’s not a contest or anything, but I bet that when I began teaching language arts I had read fewer books of any kind than any other language arts teacher in the history of public education. I never liked reading as a kid, but I can vividly remember the first time I took my students down to our antique, two-sizes-too small library to check out books. With the signatures on my diploma still wet, I was excited to begin working with my students on all of the great teaching strategies that I had learned in college to improve their reading skills..."


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The Cozy Reading Corner: Reading is Fundamental!

The Cozy Reading Corner: Reading is Fundamental! | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it
OUR MISSION:To motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF's highest priority is reaching underserved children ...
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Megan Cross's comment, October 23, 2012 9:39 PM
Fantastic blog, Lori. I see that RIF provides resources such as free books and other things. I wonder if they also support promoting the value of literacy in the homes "that need it most?" How would one do that?
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Student Motivation: An Overlooked Piece of School Reform. Many, many resources here!

Student Motivation: An Overlooked Piece of School Reform.  Many, many resources here! | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it
Student Motivation: An Overlooked Piece of School Reform, a report by by Alexandra Usher and Nancy Kober at the Center on Education Policy in Washington, DC, USA (Student Motivation: An Overlooked Piece of School Reform
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Megan Cross's comment, October 2, 2012 10:02 PM
I looked into the paper on motivation, and I think I just might use a piece of this for my discussion tomorrow. We are overlooking motivation and along with this: student autonomy, competence, and interest. The very things that tell us that we are human.
Lissa Ledbetter's comment, October 24, 2012 2:29 PM
I have been hearing more and more from parents of upper elementary and middle schoolers who have children that are incredibly motivated by technology use. I know we've talked about this before, but I continue to be intrigued by parents insisting their kids enjoy reading from a Kindle or iPad so much more than a paper book. They describe their children, who typically have showed little interest in reading, as "unable to put the Kindle down until the book is done". I wonder if the affect wears off after awhile? Is it the novelty, or because the younger generation relates to these tech tools?
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Are students losing the love of reading? - Petrolia Topic

Are students losing the love of reading? - Petrolia Topic | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it
Are students losing the love of reading?Petrolia Topic"Literacy skills are similar to muscles in the sense that if you do not use them, you lose them," said Kilbreath.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - a city reader

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - a city reader | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it
If avid reading comes first, children can use computers for a variety of things. Kids who hate reading mostly use computers for games. 7. Grades and assessment tests will motivate kids to read. Because the educational ...
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Lissa Ledbetter's comment, September 25, 2012 12:40 PM
While technology may not be "the answer" to the "ed. crisis" (personally, I don't think there is one magic bullet of any kind), and I hear what this author is saying, I feel as though she underestimates the role of computer games. Many computer games require children to read or practice reading-related skills. So, in her attempt to expose myths associated with reading, she is perpetuating myths about computer games. That being said, I do agree with her 2nd idea. I used to be a book snob and insist that children read only "high-quality" books. I have learned that not only might adults be sending children the wrong messages about reading, but also possibly poo-pooing cultural icons that are a part of their historical sense of self. In other words, familiarity with Pokemon (or reading a Pokemon book) is an important element of being a Generation Z kid, not to mention a possible motivator for reading.
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A Rock Star Teaches Reading With Music And Sees A 300% Gain In ...

Lyrics2learn.com was developed by teachers who wanted a way to motivate and engage young readers in a new way. By allowing kids to read along with rappers and musicians, they found it. Students get a break from ...
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Judy Barberree Senzamici's comment, September 26, 2012 3:10 PM
This sounds like a great program. The fact that the students wanted to continue it speaks to the popularity of the program. I always encourage my students to use music to teach different information. A much better way to teach fluency than the method of speed reading the passage.
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Three Approaches for Motivating Students | Psychology Today

Three Approaches for Motivating Students | Psychology Today | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it
Three Approaches for Motivating Students. 16 Human ... The vast majority of students who don't learn don't really want to do well in school, or at least not when it interferences with the time and effort in pursuit of their other goals.
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Judy Barberree Senzamici's comment, October 9, 2012 10:16 PM
I have been wanting to read this one, but it says it is unavailable.
Judy Barberree Senzamici's comment, October 31, 2012 9:45 PM
I was able to see the article this time. Reiss does not make the three approaches very clear. I believe that we cause some of the motivation problems by stifling students curiosity. When I had students write about their feelings towards reading, many of the students expressed losing their interest in reading once teachers required students to read assigned books.
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GUYS READ

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A web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka.


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Literacy, families and learning: The Challenge of Boys and Reading

Literacy, families and learning: The Challenge of Boys and Reading | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it

This blog aims to provide practical, timely and sound support and advice for parents, teachers and teachers in training


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Which books could teachers use to encourage reluctant readers?

Which books could teachers use to encourage reluctant readers? | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it

"Which books could teachers use to encourage reluctant readers? From Spiderman comics to the classics, what was the book that fired your love for reading?"


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http://readkiddoread.com/uploads/boysreadingtips.php

Summer reading program with tips for getting boys to read + booklists


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At home with a passion for reading

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An innovative program that provides children from disadvantaged backgrounds with books is also transforming the lives of their parents.
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How Do We Promote Reading For Boys?

How Do We Promote Reading For Boys? | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it
Girls have always read more than boys, but perhaps, with the attraction boys have with gadgets and toys, the e-book reader might lead boys to reading. As most e-readers can store and play music, send emails and offer basic Internet access, it just might offer an incentive for boys to read as well.
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On Enterprise 2.0, motivation, and incentives | 2 cents on - kilkku.com

On Enterprise 2.0, motivation, and incentives | 2 cents on - kilkku.com | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it
The control groups, one in which the children just drew without any rewards as well as another where the children were rewarded afterwards as a surprise, did not undergo any noticeable change in their motivation.
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Megan Cross's comment, October 30, 2012 7:04 PM
The photo drew me into this post! This article resonates with me. I have many times wondered about the effects of extrinsic motivators. Time and time again, I see the benefits short-lived as this article shares. What are your thoughts about motivation and purpose? For example, I am motivated to read this paper because I want to know more about how to motivate my child to read? (I have a purpose for reading).
Lori Rakes's comment, October 30, 2012 7:12 PM
Yes, I do believe that purpose is a motivator. If I want to learn how to make oragami, I will read the book to learn. If students have a purpose, a meaningful purpose (not just for testing purposes), they will be more motivated to learn or read.
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for the love of learning: "Daddy, I want a book buck!"

for the love of learning: "Daddy, I want a book buck!" | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it
She loves reading and loves being read to. I don't want her motivation to switch from the pure enjoyment and love of reading to "getting something." Ultimately, the reasons our children enjoy reading is as important as the ...
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Hessa Alsuhail's comment, October 17, 2012 11:58 PM
How sad! This is a good real example of the impact of school on the interests of our young children. Shifting from reading for fun to reading for bucks and from reading because of a love to reading because of a reward could be the answer for many questions about later reading struggles.
This actually brings up a question about how do teachers perceive reading motivation and whether or not they set long-term reading goals for the child as the same as the short term ones. Wish that this parent could teach the teacher some of the strategies used with the child at home so they could be translated into the classroom with even the other children to build a love for reading not for the reward of reading.
Jennifer Ward's comment, October 24, 2012 4:06 PM
The author poses such a great question here regarding reading and motivation and navigating the two. This same topic is one I think many teachers struggle with given some of the systems put in place within schools and classrooms involving reading to obtain points towards parties and celebrations. Maybe some students need that extrinsic motivation, but clearly this student did not. How do we, as teachers, seek to determine how our students are motivated to and by reading, and seek to appropriately work these into our classrooms?
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Student Motivation: School Reform's Missing Ingredient

Student Motivation: School Reform's Missing Ingredient | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it
A series of papers by the Center on Education Policy (CEP) underscores the need for teachers, schools, parents and communities to pay more attention to the role of student motivation in school reform.
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Lissa Ledbetter's comment, October 16, 2012 9:49 PM
I can't help but agree that so many topics seem to be linked to motivation! Much modern day school content just isn't engaging. Even engaging content historically reserved for TAG students, such as "enrichment projects" (which I have always felt are for everyone), are being shelved in favor of monotonous worksheets (granted, more worksheets, at a higher level, but still worksheets!). Not motivating!!
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Raising a reader: Read every day

Raising a reader: Read every day | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it

Setting just 20 minutes aside each day to read with your young child, you will foster listening skills, curiosity and give your child a strong foundation for future reading skills. A child who has been read to for 20 minutes each day will enter Kindergarten with over 600 hours of literacy experience. That experience can have a huge effect on future academic performance!


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How To Motivate Your Child To Read With Comic Books « Simply ...

How To Motivate Your Child To Read With Comic Books « Simply ... | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it
How To Motivate Your Child To Read With Comic Books. 12 Sep. Comic books have been capturing the vivid imagination of children and adults alike since the 1930s. In recent years though, video games have coincided with comic books to ...
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Hessa Alsuhail's comment, September 19, 2012 1:12 PM
Fun and reading.. I believe that this is the missing piece which we really should be looking for. I liked the comparison between comic books and video games that they both are active and participatory, one on one interaction, but comic books is not a temporal forma of entertainment like the video games. The title attracted me and I enjoyed reading what is written. However, the question that came into my mind was: how would classroom teachers see this idea? Would they give it a try? or these creative ideas aren't allowed to enter the classroom world because of "testing"?
Megan Cross's comment, September 26, 2012 4:42 PM
I'm reminded of the media that portrays a student holding up his grammar book with his comic book tucked neatly inside. Sometimes I believe we just need to look at each situation in a new way to understand it more; it may not work for all, but it will at least expand our thinking about it.
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Getting Boys To Read

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GettingBoysToRead.com is a community based blog for parents, librarians, and teachers. Our goal is to provide information, inspiration, and support through blog articles, interviews, and our forum.
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“This Is Your Brain On Reading” | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the ...

“This Is Your Brain On Reading” | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the ... | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it
In my upcoming sequel to Helping Students Motivate Themselves, I have an extensive lesson on the effect of reading on the brain. A study just came out of Stanford last week, though, and I quickly used it to put together a short ...
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BoysRead.org - Developing a New Generation of Literate Men

BoysRead.org - Developing a New Generation of Literate Men | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it
We are an organization of parents, educators, librarians, mentors, authors, and booksellers. Our mission is to transform boys into lifelong readers.
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Megan Cross's comment, September 18, 2012 4:23 PM
This site is such a fantastic resource. I especially enjoyed viewing the link called "Take Action." This page broke it down by listing what each type of person could do to get involved (educator, parent, mentor, etc.)
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Diary of a Word Nerd: Offer a Magazine to a Reluctant Reader

Diary of a Word Nerd: Offer a Magazine to a Reluctant Reader | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it
helping reluctant readers. ... While we shouldn't make generalizations about guys and reading (I live with three males who love pleasure reading), I found interesting information from the study quoted at education.com: Boys prefer magazines,...
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10 Great Books to Get Children Reading

10 Great Books to Get Children Reading | Reading and Motivation | Scoop.it
We all know some children love to read while others show little interest in books, particularly the boys. Here I am going to suggest 10 books or authors that might capture the interest of your children and get them reading.
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