Motivation for Literacy

Motivation for literacy is defined by a student's engagement with reading and writing tasks. Students who display a motivation for literacy are more likely to be academically successful because they are completing activities that incorporate their interests (Balanced Literacy Diet; Classrooms That Work, 2016). This board highlights activities, assessments and resources educators can use to increase students' motivation towards literacy!
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Classrooms the Work (Chapter 2) outlines different teaching strategies and activities educators can implement in their classroom to promote engagement in literacy. The authors stated that read alouds and book shares can increase a student's motivation for literacy. Children are more like to engage in reading when they are intrigued by the material and associated tasks. Moreover, it is crucial for teachers to have 'student conferences' to monitor reading progression.

Classrooms the Work (Chapter 2) outlines different teaching strategies and activities educators can implement in their classroom to promote engagement in literacy. The authors stated that read alouds and book shares can increase a student's motivation for literacy. Children are more like to engage in reading when they are intrigued by the material and associated tasks. Moreover, it is crucial for teachers to have 'student conferences' to monitor reading progression.

Celebrating 100 Books, is a video from the Balanced Literacy Diet that describes an intrinsic incentive program educators can use. This program differs from those outlined in Classrooms That Work because students are not associating reading with an extrinsic reward such as toy. Children also have to write a summary of the books they read which promotes their comprehension. Additionally, 100 books can be used as an assessment tool to inform teachers about students' reading interests.

Celebrating 100 Books, is a video from the Balanced Literacy Diet that describes an intrinsic incentive program educators can use. This program differs from those outlined in Classrooms That Work because students are not associating reading with an extrinsic reward such as toy. Children also have to write a summary of the books they read which promotes their comprehension. Additionally, 100 books can be used as an assessment tool to inform teachers about students' reading interests.

Educators can enhance children's motivation for literacy during transitions between tasks by having a 'things to do when I finish my work' chart. Throughout the year different activities can be introduced which reinforce the skills addressed during lessons and daily 5 centres. For example, my internship teacher, introduced the 'read a book' at the beginning of the year. This encouraged children to develop an intrinsic motivation for reading because they were able to choose material of…

Educators can enhance children's motivation for literacy during transitions between tasks by having a 'things to do when I finish my work' chart. Throughout the year different activities can be introduced which reinforce the skills addressed during lessons and daily 5 centres. For example, my internship teacher, introduced the 'read a book' at the beginning of the year. This encouraged children to develop an intrinsic motivation for reading because they were able to choose material of…

Book shelves that display the texts used during read-alouds can increase a student's motivation for literacy. During independent reading periods students are more likely to reread a book that is displayed on the shelf because the story is familiar to them. Some students may examine the pictures, while others read with a peer. Moreover, the display shelf can be used to expose children to a wide variety of books that may have gone unnoticed in the literacy bins throughout the classroom.

Book shelves that display the texts used during read-alouds can increase a student's motivation for literacy. During independent reading periods students are more likely to reread a book that is displayed on the shelf because the story is familiar to them. Some students may examine the pictures, while others read with a peer. Moreover, the display shelf can be used to expose children to a wide variety of books that may have gone unnoticed in the literacy bins throughout the classroom.

One of the most effective ways to enhance motivation for reading is by incorporating many types of books into the classroom. It is important that all students have access to reading material they are interested in. Furthermore, educators teaching grades 2 and above, may want to consider having mini book series in their class. This will encourage the continuation of reading because the characters are similar (Classrooms That Work). Some series that children enjoy include 'Diary of a Wimpy…

One of the most effective ways to enhance motivation for reading is by incorporating many types of books into the classroom. It is important that all students have access to reading material they are interested in. Furthermore, educators teaching grades 2 and above, may want to consider having mini book series in their class. This will encourage the continuation of reading because the characters are similar (Classrooms That Work). Some series that children enjoy include 'Diary of a Wimpy…

The Tribles from the TRIBES curriculum can be used to evaluate students' levels of interest during literacy tasks. This tool is beneficial because teachers can differentiate it for many students. For example, younger students can use a 3 TRIBLE assessment to convey their opinions of books. TRIBLES can also be used to gain a better understanding of the writing tasks children enjoy. For instance, educators can ask students why they picked a particular TRIBLE after completing a written…

The Tribles from the TRIBES curriculum can be used to evaluate students' levels of interest during literacy tasks. This tool is beneficial because teachers can differentiate it for many students. For example, younger students can use a 3 TRIBLE assessment to convey their opinions of books. TRIBLES can also be used to gain a better understanding of the writing tasks children enjoy. For instance, educators can ask students why they picked a particular TRIBLE after completing a written…

An effective literacy program not only includes texts from a range of genres, but books in multiple formats as well. Audio books, such as those included on Starfall.com provide students of all abilities an entry point into reading. Audio books are also beneficial because the words are highlighted as they are being read, thus increasing a student's concept of print.

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One way to enhance students' motivation for literacy is by incorporating different writing tasks in the classroom. Children have different preferences and writing styles, therefore, it is imperative that they are given multiple opportunities to express their knowledge. 'Clinton daily' is an example of a report writing activity. The students in my second placement enjoyed this task because they got the opportunity to write about a topic of interest for the classroom newspaper.

One way to enhance students' motivation for literacy is by incorporating different writing tasks in the classroom. Children have different preferences and writing styles, therefore, it is imperative that they are given multiple opportunities to express their knowledge. 'Clinton daily' is an example of a report writing activity. The students in my second placement enjoyed this task because they got the opportunity to write about a topic of interest for the classroom newspaper.

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