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Re: Rachel
Mon Dec 1, 2014 20:49

That's a very interesting question, because if a student has decided that they are a "non-reader" then many of the interventions that include student motivation may not work as well. I see this alot with music. When a student has become dis-engaged, we have to work extra hard to get that spark back, even before we can try to improve learning and understanding.

I personally HATE reading fiction. I tried to read Harry Potter, but just couldn't do it. I barely got through Hunger Games, just because all my students were raving about it. I would rather read a historical journal, or a manual, or biography/documentary.

I wonder if student comprehension measures the same in fiction/non-fiction? Has this ever been researched?

  • Re define deeper - Rachel Yakey, Sun Nov 23 13:34
    Stacy, I wonder when students either become a "reader" or a "nonreader'? There are so many factors that would seem to influence it, but sometimes I think it just comes down to finding a book they... more
    • Re: Rachel - sellewc, Mon Dec 1 20:49
    • self-concept - Response to Rachel - Stacy, Sun Nov 23 18:30
      What you wrote reminds me of what Tavia (I think) was talking about in the discussion on your presentation. I think she is right. Self-concepts are so strong, but I do think that students will read... more
      • re: self-concept - Emily Fox, Sun Nov 23 19:00
        Stacy, Listening to you speak (or reading what you type) about those precious moments with students makes me want to be a student in your classroom. My senior AP English class was the first time I... more
        • response to Emily - Stacy, Sun Nov 23 19:23
          Every school year, I agonize over whether or not I have done a good job in leading them to what is really important in reading. I believe that there is still so much work to do to get the students to ... more
          • Technology and Reading - Rachel Yakey, Mon Nov 24 07:18
            Stacy, I also wonder if a key might be getting students to realize that even though a lot of what they do is technology based it is still steeped in the fundamentals of communication: reading,... more
        • That moment... - Rachel Yakey, Sun Nov 23 19:05
          You both put it so beautifully that we, as teachers, want our students to connect to something as a human experience shared by others for the joy of the connection. :) Love it.
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