Friday, May 2, 2008

Children's Literature Briefly. Chapter 17: Motivating Students to Read

This chapter had wonderful ideas for getting students motivated to read. The number one reoccuring suggestion was to be a role model reader. This chapter reminded me of my mother's best friend. She graduated college majoring in English and is obviously a huge reader. Every wall of her home is covered with books and she is constantly reading. Her and her husband have one child, a son. He is an amazing reader. He is constantly reading and at much higher reading levels than his peers. It is no surprise since his parents are his reading models. Just as this chapter says you must set an example, provide the books, set aside time, and create a reading atmosphere. This is probably one of the most useful chapters in the book to read.

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