RE 5040 Fall 2011
personalized interests
Mon Nov 28, 2011 15:36

I love how all of you responded in unique ways to your students' interests but kept the same basic framework. Another thing that boys like according to research (and my experience sure confirms this) is reading with technology: Kindles, websites, online, etc. Check out some of these unbelievable resources Beth Frye, Woody Trathen, and I have come across in preparing a paper we're working on for teachers:,,, Motivating writing is in some ways even easier than motivating reading, but they are closely related, as you point out at the end of your presentation.

  • what boys liked - Tonya Isenhour, Sun Nov 20 14:59
    In my group I had second grade, so I chose the books for them. I based that descision on research evidence that boys at this age still view reading as fun and enjoyable.
    • personalized interests - koppenhaverd, Mon Nov 28 15:36
      • reply to koppenhaver - Lori Vestal, Mon Dec 5 19:36
        Dr. Koppenhaver, I explored the websites you have linked. The Alice story seemed interesting, is that supposed to be like an on going story as it happens?? I also wonder about what effect is... more
      • using technology - Ruth Ann Timmons, Tue Nov 29 01:04
        It was only a matter of time that children would follow the examples of parents and other adults they see reading using the newest technology. After all, kids often seem to easily dive into using the ... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011