Engaging Adolescents in Reading
- John T. Guthrie - University of Maryland, USA
"A must-read for all middle and high school teachers interested in motivating and engaging their students to enhance their reading development and help them enjoy it at the same time."
—Lesley M. Morrow, Professor of Literacy
"This rich compendium of information offers a solid plan of action for teachers who want to ensure that their students are highly motivated literacy learners."
—Linda B. Gambrell, Distinguished Professor of Education
Inspire learners' passion for reading!
Every day, secondary school teachers face the challenge of engaging students in essential reading tasks. This accessible text links key instructional practices with current research on reading motivation, engagement, and classroom context to help reluctant learners become active readers.
Featuring contributions from content teachers working in collaboration with reading researcher John T. Guthrie, Engaging Adolescents in Reading offers examples that vividly illustrate how motivation looks from the teacher's vantage point and how students can experience deep reading engagement. The writers discuss teaching frameworks, student activities, and textbooks, and demonstrate how to use classroom-tested motivational approaches. This insightful book shows educators how to:
- Infuse reading assignments with significance and meaning
- Present choices that encourage students to take charge of their learning
- Tap into adolescents' social natures through group activities
- Build proficiency and confidence in struggling readers
With examples from the content areas, these strategies help teachers increase adolescents' engagement with texts and boost their reading enjoyment.
“A must-read for all middle and high school teachers interested in motivating and engaging students to enhance their reading development and help them enjoy it at the same time.”
"Finally, a book that targets reading motivation and engagement during the critical years of middle and high school. This rich compendium of information offers a solid plan of action for teachers who want to ensure that their students are highly motivated literacy learners."
"Meticulously synthesizes research to give credibility to teaching practices that enlist, challenge, and instill confidence and self-efficacy in unmotivated and disenfranchised adolescents. An important addition to the professional library of educators who want to complement the current emphasis on strategies instruction and achievement with an intelligent overview of how motivation and engagement undergird student success, competence, desire to read, and enjoyment of learning."
"Practical instructional ideas that promote motivation are presented by teachers themselves, preserving the unmistakably authentic ring of actual classroom discourse. Each chapter, however, is written in collaboration with Guthrie, an outstanding researcher in this area who extends and contextualizes the models with reference to more than 200 studies, confirming the validity of each approach."
"From tapping into adolescent social natures through group activities to building proficiency in those with reading problems, this book is an outstanding set of tips for overcoming reluctance in readers."