Not This But That: No More Reading for Junk : 9780325061573

Not This But That: No More Reading for Junk

Marinak, Barbara A eta al
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780325061573
ISBN 10
 
0325061572
Published
 
18/05/2016
Published by
 
Heinemann USA
Pages
 
96
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$49.20
 
 
 
Description
Pizza. Pez dispensers. Nerf balls. When we give students “junk” to reward reading, we are focusing their intention away from the act of reading and from their own independence as readers. Instead, we can create classrooms where reading is seen as its own reward. In this book, esteemed researcher Linda Gambrell provides a research-based context for cultivating children’s intrinsic motivation to read and identifies three essential principles, the “ARC” of motivation:
  • access: giving kids a wealth of reading materials and opportunities to discuss texts
  • relevance: offering high interest, moderately challenging and authentic reading experiences
  • choice: allowing students to self-select texts and reading activities
What exactly do those principles look like in action? Reading specialist and researcher Barbara Marinak shares the strategies and techniques that make a difference for student readers’ motivation, turning disengaged readers into passionate ones. “Pizza and Pez dispensers are short lived,” Linda and Barbara write, “but confident and empowered readers are likely to remain motivated for life.”
Series overview
This series helps teachers examine common, ineffective classroom practices and replace them with practices supported by research and professional wisdom. In each book a practicing educator and an education researcher identify an ineffective practice; summarise what the research suggests about why; and detail research-based, proven practices to replace it and improve student learning.