Anderson’s (1984) study revealed that the observed traits on reading interest among children are manifested by reading silently, listening, reading aloud with an emphasis on accurate oral reading, and reading under certain instructional conditions. The study of Guthrie et. al., (2005) revealed that self-initiated behaviors such as wanting to talk to friends about the reading material, choosing to read it, and interest in the topic are intrinsic constructs of reading interest; whereas wanting to get the best grades, making the teacher happy, and getting awards/rewards are the extrinsic motivation construct for interest traits. Added to this, Hidayat and Aisah (2013) reported that the ultimate reading interest trait are behaviors approaching towards reading the book and low interest would be manifested by avoiding the book. In a different setting, Maccoby (1954) revealed the children shows vicarious satisfaction as a trait for interest when the TV program relates to fantasy-themed platforms.
They both share a common interest of reading. In this way, they have differences how they view reading, but they also have a same love as well. Alexie shows that he loves reading by telling, “My father loved books, and since I loved my father with an aching devotion, I decided to love books as well.” So, what he is saying is that because his father loved books. Since he was achingly devoted with love for his father he was also willing to be devoted to reading. He explains in his article that reading and writing to him was important because he was an
For this reason, Chapter 14 of, How to Read Literature Like a Professor, relates to the novel, Wonder. Both books teaches readers that some people who are disfigured are the greatest people of all. Thomas Foster’s book, How to Read literature Like a Professor, teaches many readers the importance of reading and understanding a book. He includes points in his book that are easy to connect to books that the readers have read, making it easy for readers to understand the meaning of each chapter. Thomas Foster’s book obviously connects to the book, Wonder, readers can identify a questor, the importance of a meal scene, and
I will provide books with different cultural and languages, so children will have a sense of inclusion in their classroom. SLO IV: I invite children in my classroom to share and read their home language book. SLO V: I have learned from this class is good communication will help me to have better relationship with people that are around me. I have never known that the children’s earliest language experiences will be their first movements, their babbling, cooing, and speaking words will be precursors of their later language and literacy learning. Therefore, this course has impacted my thoughts about
To start, the teachers have a better understanding of the curriculum. The teacher 's job is to evaluate the standard and teach it to the students, which includes picking books reflecting the curriculum. This further establishes that the students are the ones being taught, and it isn’t their job to evaluate the standard and decide which book the class should read. In fifth grade, my class read The Tale of Despereaux, which was chosen by my teacher, and the class thoroughly enjoyed the book. This shows that the teacher evaluated the curriculum and decided on a book that reflected the standard and interested the students.
I fixed this by helping them sound out words and phrases to read the book with me. A main focus I tried to implement is establishing a positive mental set at the beginning of each day and lesson. This allowed the students to become more ready for the lesson and become more interested in the lesson from the start. Another way that I did this was once the book was finished I would hand them a piece of paper and let them draw out or re-write their favorite part of the book. This allowed them to review the book and see what we had just talked about.
Carol Dweck, the author of the book entitled “Mindset”, did a great job of portraying her inquisitive thoughts throughout the book. Also, the book was informative and made me wonder about my “mindset” and my life in the future. Dweck, throughout the book, explains that mindsets start early as a child and perseveres into adulthood. She explains that this mindset can drive many aspects of our lives going from parenting and being in relationships to sports, school, and work. Most of the book which stands out to me, is the author’s encouragement to her readers, that anyone can change their mindset at any time, age, or state of mind in their life.
He even chose the profession of teaching. Graff describes a traditional viewpoint of first closely reading a book and then having an intellectual discussion, but this isn't what happened to him. He needed a passionate conversation to give him ground to stand on before diving into a reading. He found this to be the case for a lot of his students as well. Graff suggests that being able to to discuss literature is a primary factor in being able to read well.
The more that you learn, the more places you will go!” A greater knowledge of different forms of literature inspires imagination, produces empathy, and develops moral structures in our lives. Reading literature triggers creativity while broadening the mind for a greater ability to imagine. In the article “Why Community College Students Need Great Books”, J. M. Anderson stated that, “Great books open up new pathways of thought and press students to test the validity and cogency of their assumptions.” This quote relates to imagination, because it is explaining what Great books
Strategies to Nurture a Love of Reading in Primary Students I was a primary classroom teacher and it was very important for me to nurture a love of reading in my students. I am a mother and I continued to nurture this love of reading with my children at home. I would like to share some strategies that have helped me to nurture a love of reading in my students and my own children: Reading Reflections: Students especially primary ones will only read if they enjoy it and have a positive experience or if they can make positive connections to the story they are reading. It is imperative that primary students think and talk about their experience while reading to motivate them to read more. Children will only do things that they enjoy doing.