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Ch 7: Encouraging Students to Enjoy Reading

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Use this chapter to find out more about how to encourage students to enjoy reading. As you study these education concepts, remember that our learning resources can help you better understand homework assignments, score higher on tests, and memorize key concepts you need to know.

Encouraging Students to Enjoy Reading - Chapter Summary

No matter who you need to motivate, encouragement is one of the most useful tools, and this chapter provides you with an extensive review of techniques for encouraging students to enjoy reading. Our instructors go over these strategies one topic at a time. The name of each lesson clearly establishes which topic will be discussed, so you can use the chapter menu to make the best use of your available study time. You can binge your way through the entire chapter, exploring one lesson right after the other, but you can also skip around, and you don't have to go through every lesson if you don't want to. If you do choose to complete the entire chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe tips and strategies for promoting literacy in the classroom
  • Identify the importance of motivation and key motivational strategies
  • Indicate different ways to encourage reading development at all levels
  • Examine how positive attitudes and language enjoyment improves literacy
  • Explain ways that children's books can be used for reading development
  • Point out organizational strategies and ideas for setting up classroom libraries
  • Assess individual techniques for teaching writing and reading to diverse learners

9 Lessons in Chapter 7: Encouraging Students to Enjoy Reading
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Promoting Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies & Tips

1. Promoting Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies & Tips

This lesson will help you explore various ways to promote literacy in your classroom that are both educational and fun for students. Learn a few strategies and tips to help your students read for pleasure and by choice.

The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment

2. The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment

In this lesson, you'll see how motivation affects learning. Discover the behaviors and perspectives that relate to motivation in an educational environment.

Strategies for Motivating Students to Read

3. Strategies for Motivating Students to Read

One of the biggest hurdles of reading instruction is helping students become motivated to read. This lesson will detail several strategies you can use in your classroom to help students become motivated, lifelong readers.

Promoting Reading Development at All Levels

4. Promoting Reading Development at All Levels

Successful teachers provide support for students of all skill and ability levels. This lesson will provide strategies for promoting reading comprehension skills for all students and show how these strategies work in a classroom.

Enjoyment of Language for Literacy Development

5. Enjoyment of Language for Literacy Development

It is easy to focus on aspects of literacy development like decoding, fluency and comprehension but then forget about the importance of joy. This lesson will discuss the importance of enjoyment of language in literacy development.

Encouraging Positive Attitudes About Reading

6. Encouraging Positive Attitudes About Reading

We can all agree that reading is essential for our students. How do we help them develop positive attitudes towards reading? This lesson contains a number of ideas to get you started promoting positive reading attitudes in your classroom.

How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development

7. How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development

When learning to read, it's important for children to, well, read. Sounds simple, right? Not so fast. The right book can make all the difference between a positive and frustrating experience. This lesson outlines how books help children learn to read and offers a guide to finding that perfect text.

Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas

8. Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas

All classrooms have different needs, and having a classroom library can be a great way to reach all your students. Watch this video lesson to learn how to set up an effective classroom library.

Teaching Reading & Writing to Diverse Learners

9. Teaching Reading & Writing to Diverse Learners

As teachers in today's society, we have to meet the needs of diverse learners. This lesson will help you understand strategies for teaching reading and writing to a wide range of students.

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