Engaging Young Readers: Promoting Achievement and Motivation

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Linda Baker, Mariam Jean Dreher, John T. Guthrie
Guilford Press, 2000 - Education - 331 pages
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This volume demonstrates how promoting children's engagement with reading can greatly enhance reading achievement. From leading literacy researchers and educators, the book illuminates what a child needs to become an engaged reader and presents a set of instructional principles designed to facilitate this goal. Helping teachers offer a coordinated emphasis on competence and motivation in reading instruction, chapters blend research evidence with practical recommendations. Topics covered include ways to provide children with a good foundation at the word level, help if they are in trouble, ample time and materials for reading, opportunities to share in a community of learners, instruction that is coherent, motivating, and responsive to each child's strengths and weaknesses, school-wide coordination of instruction, and continuities between home and school.
 

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Contents

Why Teachers Should Promote Reading Engagement
1
What Are the Advantages of Engaged Reading?
7
Design Principles for Promoting Engaged Reading
13
Helping Children Develop Skills and Strategies for Independent
22
Helping Children Develop Reading Huency
31
Recommended Readings
38
Fostering Reading for Learning
68
Classroom Practices Likely to Promote Engaged Reading
74
Illustrating the CURRV Framework with Different
166
Engaged Assessment and the Teaching of Reading
178
References
184
Certain Types of Reading and Instruction May be More
198
Conclusions
204
Building toward Coherent Instruction
209
Aspects of Coherent Instruction
216
Coherence of Instructional Processes
225

Conclusion
87
Creating a Print and TechnologyRich Classroom
94
Promoting Collaboration Social Interaction
119
Cooperative Learning and Social Interaction
131
Facilitating Childrens Reading Motivation
140
Instructional Practices That Facilitate Reading Motivation
146
Summary and Conclusion
154
Diane Henry Leipzig and Peter Afflerbach
160
References
231
Facilitating Reading Instruction
237
Fostering Home and Community Connections
264
Achieving Expertise in Teaching Reading
285
Why Teacher Engagement Is Important
309
Index
321
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Linda Baker, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD.

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