Engaging Readers

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  • Title: Engaging Readers: Research-based Practices that Nurture the Motivation to Read
  • Author(s): Barbara A. Marinak, Jacquelynn A. Malloy, Linda B. Gambrell
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Learner
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review
  • Keywords: Reading Motivation, Reading Engagement
  • Volume: 17
  • Issue: 5
  • Year: 2010
  • ISSN: 1447-9494 (Print)
  • ISSN: 1447-9540 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v17i05/47070
  • Citation: Marinak, Barbara A., Jacquelynn A. Malloy, and Linda B. Gambrell. 2010. "Engaging Readers: Research-based Practices that Nurture the Motivation to Read." The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review 17 (5): 503-512. doi:10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v17i05/47070.
  • Extent: 10 pages

Abstract

Educators agree that motivation plays a central role in literacy development. However, many teachers voice concern about students who do not appear to be motivated to read (Hidi & Harackiewicz, 2000). Most classroom instruction addresses phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. However, without intrinsic motivation, many students do not value the act of reading and consequently do not choose to engage with text for purpose or pleasure. This article will present research-based practices that nurture the intrinsic motivation to read. Specifically, the review will be organized using the following overarching topics: (a) foundations of reading motivation, (b) motivating reading instruction, (c) motivating contexts, and (d) implications for practice.