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Keyword - Motivation

Strategies and processes that increase adolescents' motivation and engagement in literacy, broadly defined to include print and non-print, school and out-of-school, academic and personal.
Research Summaries

Ares, N. M., & Peercy, M. M. (2003). Construction literacy: How goals, activity systems, and text shape classroom practice. Journal of Literacy Research, 35, 633-662.

Baker. L. & Wigfield, A. (1999). Dimensions of children’s motivation for reading and their relations to reading activity and reading achievement. Reading Research Quarterly, 34, 452-477.

Chandler, K. (2000). Rethinking the reading-writing workshop: Tensions and negotiations between a Stephen King reader and her teacher. Reading Research and Instruction, 39, 135-159.

Chinn, C., & Anderson, R. (1998). The structure of discussions that promote reasoning. Teachers College Record, 100, 315-368.

Coles, M., & Hall, C. (2002). Gendered readings: Learning from children's reading choices. Journal of Research in Reading, 25, 96-108.

Franzak, J.K. (2004). Constructing struggling readers: Policy and the experience of eighth-grade readers. In C. Fairbanks, J. Worthy, B. Maloch, J. Hoffman, & D. Schallert (Eds.), Fifth-third yearbook of the National Reading Conference (pp. 189-205). Oak Creek, WI: National Reading Conference.

Guthrie, J. T., & Davis, M. H. (2003). Motivating struggling readers in middle school through an engagement model of classroom practice. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 19, 59-85.

Harmon, J.M., Keehn, S., & Kenney, M.S. (2004). Tutoring struggling readers: A program investigation. Reading Research and Instruction, 44, 46-74.

Hasselbring, T. S., & Goin, L. (2004). Literacy instruction for older struggling readers: What is the role of technology? Reading and Writing Quarterly, 20, 123-144.

Hicks, D. (2004). Back to Oz? Rethinking the literary in a critical study of reading. Research in the Teaching of English, 39, 63-84.

Ivey, G., & Broaddus, K. (2001). "Just plain reading": A survey of what makes students want to read in middle school classrooms. Reading Research Quarterly, 36, 350-377.

Lau, K., & Chan, D. (2003). Reading strategy use and motivation among Chinese good and poor readers in Hong Kong. Journal of Research in Reading, 26, 177-190.

Love, K., & Hamston, J. (2004). Committed and reluctant male teenage readers: Beyond bedtime stories. Journal of Literacy Research, 36, 335-400.

Moss, G., & McDonald, J. (2004). The borrowers: Library records as unobtrusive measures of children's reading preferences. Journal of Research in Reading, 27, 401-412.

Oldfather, P., & Thomas, S. (1998). What does it mean when high school teachers participate in collaborative research with students on literacy motivations? Teachers College Record, 99, 647-691.

Sainsbury, S., & Schagen, I. (2004). Attitudes to reading at ages nine and eleven. Journal of Research in Reading, 27, 373-386.

Schiefele, U. (1999). Interest and learning from text. Scientific Studies of Reading, 3, 257-279.