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Instructional Strategies/Reading Theories
20 January 2018

Instructional Strategies/Reading Theories

  • Reading for pleasure in paradise: paired reading in Antigua and Barbuda.

Major Themes/Theories: Paired Reading; Social Development; Collaboration; Intrinsic Motivation; Low SES; Access to Resources;

Reading for pleasure is essential in the development of literacy. This paper reports on findings from a paired reading strategy introduced into primary schools in Antigua and Barbuda in order to foster children’s pleasure in reading.

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  • ‘‘She knows what I like’’: Student-generated best-practice statements for encouraging recreational book reading in adolescents

Major Themes/Theories: Role of Teacher, Reading Attitudes, Mixed Method, Social Factors

The benefit of recreational book reading is well recognized, however the role of teachers in encouraging recreational reading beyond the primary school years of skill acquisition is not clearly defined.

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  • The Relation of Student and Class-Level Characteristics to Primary School Students’ Autonomous Reading Motivation: A Multi-Level Approach

Major Themes/ Theories: Autonomous Reading Motivation, Reading Engagement, Reading Performance, Multi-Level Modelling

The aim of the present study is to examine by means of multi-level modelling how student and class-level characteristics relate to fifth-grade students’ recreational and academic autonomous reading motivation. On the student level, gender, native language and students’ perception of home and peer involvements in reading activities are studied. 

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