RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Marlee Wright
Motivation
Sun Dec 11, 2011 22:08
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I liked the strategies you used for motivation during your study - and I really liked what you DIDN'T use! When my kids were in elementary school the teachers really emphasized Accelerated Reader, and I think it had a negative impact on my kids' reading habits. They read AR books only, not books they were interested in reading, and I think my boys were eventually turned off on reading. I agree with you, reading about topics that they are actually interested in is critical to engaging boys in reading. I think you are right on target!

  • Reading Motivation - beasleylm, Sun Dec 4 20:19
    Great presentation! I think it is a very hard task to get boys motivated to read, so to do this at such a young age is great! I think if we can get students motivated in a young grade, it will stick... more
    • Motivation - Marlee Wright, Sun Dec 11 22:08
    • Re: Reading Motivation - Nakita Carson, Tue Dec 6 19:15
      I thought about the same thing, motivating girls with materials that interest them. More and more schools are separating by gender for things like reading and science.
    • Re: Reading Motivation - Kara Scott, Mon Dec 5 18:14
      I have not tried this process with all my girls. I have used it with a couple of my young ladies reading chapter books. They read the same book and discuss it with one another.
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RE 5040 Fall 2011