Encouraging Independent Reading: Towards Lifelong Readers and Learners

By Wendy C. Kasten and Lori G. Wilfong.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

This session addresses the definition, role, and critical importance of supporting independent reading in k-12 classrooms, towards helping students become engaged and enthusiastic about reading on their own.

Keywords: Independent Reading, Reading Engagement, Reading Motivation, Free Choice Reading

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 10, pp.1-8. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 901.307KB).

Dr. Wendy C. Kasten

Kasten is a Professor of Curriculum and Instruction – Literacy, at Kent State University. She taught previously at the University of South Florida and at Deakin University in Australia. She is a former classroom teacher. Kasten is co-author of Living Literature: Using Children’s Literature to Support Reading and Language Arts (Pearson Ed., 2005) and Action Research for Teachers: Traveling the Yellow Brick Road (Pearson Ed., 2005), an Associate Editor of The Reading and Writing Quarterly.

Dr. Lori G. Wilfong

Lori Wilfong just completed her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Her research interests include fluency, independent reading, and multicultural literature.


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