Motivation for Literacy

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To develop proficient readers and writers, teachers must provide a comprehensive curriculum and focus on the importance components of literacy, but they must also motivate their students to become actively engaged in reading and writing (CTW, p. 13). Motivation for literacy is a key component of a balanced literacy diet and is inextricably linked to academic success and lifelong learning.

Understanding
Instruction
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Understanding

The "Kids and Family Reading Report" from Scholastic provides an up-to-date analysis of children's and parents' attitudes and habits related to reading. This biannual survey presents key findings related to preferences in children's books, reading behaviours at home and school, and motivations for reading.

Kids & Family Reading Report Home

The "Kids and Family Reading Report" from Scholastic provides an up-to-date analysis of children's and parents' attitudes and habits related to reading. This biannual survey presents key findings related to preferences in children's books, reading behaviours at home and school, and motivations for reading.

This article from Reading Rockets provides an in-depth analysis of the motivations for reading that drive proficiency and achievement. The authors provide a good explanation of the five motivations that should be encouraged in classrooms, and how they relate to Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI). Links to related articles are also provided to deepen teachers’ understanding of CORI and motivation for literacy.

Teacher Practices that Impact Reading Motivation

This article from Reading Rockets provides an in-depth analysis of the motivations for reading that drive proficiency and achievement. The authors provide a good explanation of the five motivations that should be encouraged in classrooms, and how they relate to Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI). Links to related articles are also provided to deepen teachers’ understanding of CORI and motivation for literacy.

Instruction

Although this may sound like a simple idea, I think it’s a great way to motivate students to read. By encouraging students to regularly read a variety of books, teachers can foster an awareness and appreciation for a range of genres and text structures and develop a reading habit. This activity could easily integrate cross-curricular connections to numeracy and data management (and reading 100 books for enjoyment sounds more interesting than marking 100 days of school!).

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

Although this may sound like a simple idea, I think it’s a great way to motivate students to read. By encouraging students to regularly read a variety of books, teachers can foster an awareness and appreciation for a range of genres and text structures and develop a reading habit. This activity could easily integrate cross-curricular connections to numeracy and data management (and reading 100 books for enjoyment sounds more interesting than marking 100 days of school!).

Using this activity in a primary classroom gets you 'more bang for your buck'. It is easy to set up in any classroom and uses on-hand supplies, but it is an example of a rich literacy task. The Classroom Mailbox is a good example of a task that integrates learning to write with writing to learn. Teachers can provide direct instruction of writing processes and conventions, but students can engage in the task in an open-ended manner.

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

Using this activity in a primary classroom gets you 'more bang for your buck'. It is easy to set up in any classroom and uses on-hand supplies, but it is an example of a rich literacy task. The Classroom Mailbox is a good example of a task that integrates learning to write with writing to learn. Teachers can provide direct instruction of writing processes and conventions, but students can engage in the task in an open-ended manner.

This activity builds reading comprehension and vocabulary, but it also supports motivation for literacy. Big books present many opportunities in primary classrooms. They are perfect for teacher read alouds, they tend to reignite interest in a familiar story, and they can be used to inspire students to create their own stories. I have also seen big books provoke a renewed interest in the reading centre since students are enamoured by and intrigued with the different format.

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

This activity builds reading comprehension and vocabulary, but it also supports motivation for literacy. Big books present many opportunities in primary classrooms. They are perfect for teacher read alouds, they tend to reignite interest in a familiar story, and they can be used to inspire students to create their own stories. I have also seen big books provoke a renewed interest in the reading centre since students are enamoured by and intrigued with the different format.

Knowing that how much a child reads is correlated with how well they read, it is important to provide many opportunities for independent reading, especially of books of their own choosing. Providing a range of genres and formats is a great strategy, as is using a resource like Starfall. Students can choose from a selection of digital books that can be accessed at home or school and are supported by visual and auditory prompts.

Learn to Read with Phonics, Learn Mathematics

Knowing that how much a child reads is correlated with how well they read, it is important to provide many opportunities for independent reading, especially of books of their own choosing. Providing a range of genres and formats is a great strategy, as is using a resource like Starfall. Students can choose from a selection of digital books that can be accessed at home or school and are supported by visual and auditory prompts.

Assessment

Using a reading chart to track students’ reading progress can serve as motivation for literacy for students and assessment for teachers. Students are encouraged to record the books they have practiced reading and use teacher feedback and comprehension strategies to self-select interesting books. Meanwhile, the teacher can monitor each student’s progress and reading habits. This is an easy and effective way to ensure that students are engaged, motivated and developing reading skills.

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

Using a reading chart to track students’ reading progress can serve as motivation for literacy for students and assessment for teachers. Students are encouraged to record the books they have practiced reading and use teacher feedback and comprehension strategies to self-select interesting books. Meanwhile, the teacher can monitor each student’s progress and reading habits. This is an easy and effective way to ensure that students are engaged, motivated and developing reading skills.

This activity engages students in writing, reading, reflecting, listening and speaking, while promoting active engagement in literacy. Teachers can use the Writers' Wall to assess and evaluate learning and progress, while students can use their peers' work as a resource while writing. While all of that is happening, students are celebrating their work and developing an appreciation of written expression.

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

This activity engages students in writing, reading, reflecting, listening and speaking, while promoting active engagement in literacy. Teachers can use the Writers' Wall to assess and evaluate learning and progress, while students can use their peers' work as a resource while writing. While all of that is happening, students are celebrating their work and developing an appreciation of written expression.

Other Pins

The "Kids and Family Reading Report" from Scholastic provides an up-to-date analysis of children's and parents' attitudes and habits related to reading. This biannual survey presents key findings related to preferences in children's books, reading behaviours at home and school, and motivations for reading.

Kids & Family Reading Report Home

The "Kids and Family Reading Report" from Scholastic provides an up-to-date analysis of children's and parents' attitudes and habits related to reading. This biannual survey presents key findings related to preferences in children's books, reading behaviours at home and school, and motivations for reading.

Using a reading chart to track students’ reading progress can serve as motivation for literacy for students and assessment for teachers. Students are encouraged to record the books they have practiced reading and use teacher feedback and comprehension strategies to self-select interesting books. Meanwhile, the teacher can monitor each student’s progress and reading habits. This is an easy and effective way to ensure that students are engaged, motivated and developing reading skills.

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

Using a reading chart to track students’ reading progress can serve as motivation for literacy for students and assessment for teachers. Students are encouraged to record the books they have practiced reading and use teacher feedback and comprehension strategies to self-select interesting books. Meanwhile, the teacher can monitor each student’s progress and reading habits. This is an easy and effective way to ensure that students are engaged, motivated and developing reading skills.

Although this may sound like a simple idea, I think it’s a great way to motivate students to read. By encouraging students to regularly read a variety of books, teachers can foster an awareness and appreciation for a range of genres and text structures and develop a reading habit. This activity could easily integrate cross-curricular connections to numeracy and data management (and reading 100 books for enjoyment sounds more interesting than marking 100 days of school!).

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

Although this may sound like a simple idea, I think it’s a great way to motivate students to read. By encouraging students to regularly read a variety of books, teachers can foster an awareness and appreciation for a range of genres and text structures and develop a reading habit. This activity could easily integrate cross-curricular connections to numeracy and data management (and reading 100 books for enjoyment sounds more interesting than marking 100 days of school!).

This article from Reading Rockets provides an in-depth analysis of the motivations for reading that drive proficiency and achievement. The authors provide a good explanation of the five motivations that should be encouraged in classrooms, and how they relate to Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI). Links to related articles are also provided to deepen teachers’ understanding of CORI and motivation for literacy.

Teacher Practices that Impact Reading Motivation

This article from Reading Rockets provides an in-depth analysis of the motivations for reading that drive proficiency and achievement. The authors provide a good explanation of the five motivations that should be encouraged in classrooms, and how they relate to Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI). Links to related articles are also provided to deepen teachers’ understanding of CORI and motivation for literacy.

Using this activity in a primary classroom gets you 'more bang for your buck'. It is easy to set up in any classroom and uses on-hand supplies, but it is an example of a rich literacy task. The Classroom Mailbox is a good example of a task that integrates learning to write with writing to learn. Teachers can provide direct instruction of writing processes and conventions, but students can engage in the task in an open-ended manner.

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

Using this activity in a primary classroom gets you 'more bang for your buck'. It is easy to set up in any classroom and uses on-hand supplies, but it is an example of a rich literacy task. The Classroom Mailbox is a good example of a task that integrates learning to write with writing to learn. Teachers can provide direct instruction of writing processes and conventions, but students can engage in the task in an open-ended manner.

This activity engages students in writing, reading, reflecting, listening and speaking, while promoting active engagement in literacy. Teachers can use the Writers' Wall to assess and evaluate learning and progress, while students can use their peers' work as a resource while writing. While all of that is happening, students are celebrating their work and developing an appreciation of written expression.

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

This activity engages students in writing, reading, reflecting, listening and speaking, while promoting active engagement in literacy. Teachers can use the Writers' Wall to assess and evaluate learning and progress, while students can use their peers' work as a resource while writing. While all of that is happening, students are celebrating their work and developing an appreciation of written expression.

This activity builds reading comprehension and vocabulary, but it also supports motivation for literacy. Big books present many opportunities in primary classrooms. They are perfect for teacher read alouds, they tend to reignite interest in a familiar story, and they can be used to inspire students to create their own stories. I have also seen big books provoke a renewed interest in the reading centre since students are enamoured by and intrigued with the different format.

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

This activity builds reading comprehension and vocabulary, but it also supports motivation for literacy. Big books present many opportunities in primary classrooms. They are perfect for teacher read alouds, they tend to reignite interest in a familiar story, and they can be used to inspire students to create their own stories. I have also seen big books provoke a renewed interest in the reading centre since students are enamoured by and intrigued with the different format.

Knowing that how much a child reads is correlated with how well they read, it is important to provide many opportunities for independent reading, especially of books of their own choosing. Providing a range of genres and formats is a great strategy, as is using a resource like Starfall. Students can choose from a selection of digital books that can be accessed at home or school and are supported by visual and auditory prompts.

Learn to Read with Phonics, Learn Mathematics

Knowing that how much a child reads is correlated with how well they read, it is important to provide many opportunities for independent reading, especially of books of their own choosing. Providing a range of genres and formats is a great strategy, as is using a resource like Starfall. Students can choose from a selection of digital books that can be accessed at home or school and are supported by visual and auditory prompts.