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Motivating children to read through literature

Cremin, Teresa (2010). Motivating children to read through literature. In: Fletcher, J.; Parkhill, F. and Gillon, G. eds. Motivating Literacy Learners in Today's World. Wellington: New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER), pp. 11–22.

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Children's literature is at the heart of the literacy curriculum. It plays a powerful role in the development of motivated and engaged readers and writers; it can arouse, inform and expand the horizons of the young, challenging their thinking and provoking multimodal responses. This chapter focuses on inspiring readers through engagement in literature, the importance of teachers' knowledge and use of literature and the aesthetic satisfaction and connections to be gained. It also highlights the characteristics of a reading for pleasure pedagogy, which promotes diversity and desire and examines the concept of a Reading Teacher- a teacher who reads and a reader who teaches (Commeyras et al, 2003), exploring how knowledgeable teachers create reciprocal communities of motivated readers.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: Not known
ISBN: 1-877398-65-9, 978-1-877398-65-0
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Item ID: 24224
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Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2010 10:56
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 14:23
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