Fostering Motivation to Read The purpose of this review is to explain the role and importance of motivation for reading comprehension and suggest classroom practices that can foster motivation to read. Method: A computerized literature search for theoretical accounts of and research findings on motivation in education and reading was conducted for this review. ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2011
Fostering Motivation to Read
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  • Mary Kristen Clark
    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
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School-Based Settings / Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Articles
Article   |   March 01, 2011
Fostering Motivation to Read
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2011, Vol. 18, 5-12. doi:10.1044/lle18.1.5
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2011, Vol. 18, 5-12. doi:10.1044/lle18.1.5

The purpose of this review is to explain the role and importance of motivation for reading comprehension and suggest classroom practices that can foster motivation to read.

Method: A computerized literature search for theoretical accounts of and research findings on motivation in education and reading was conducted for this review.

Conclusions: Motivation to read is positively associated with amount and breadth of reading. Cognitive and affective aspects of motivation can be fostered to encourage reluctant readers to value books and reading experiences. The suggested classroom practices support student motivation to learn through reading.

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