Encouraging Independent Reading: Towards Lifelong Readers and Learners
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.
||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).
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.
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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