Reading Engagement for Tweens and Teens: What Would Make Them Read More?

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Margaret K. Mergaauthor

Margaret K. Merga, PhD, is a senior lecturer at Edith Cowan University, in Western Australia. She has conducted six substantial research projects that explore social influences on reading engagement from the early years to adulthood.

Reading Engagement for Tweens and Teens: What Would Make Them Read More?

20181128

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 192
Topics Children's and Young Adult Programs

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Reading Engagement for Tweens and Teens: What Would Make Them Read More?

Author(s): Merga, Margaret;
Contributors: Merga, Margaret;
Abstract:

Identifies evidence-backed and easy-to-implement strategies for encouraging young people to read, and helps you to position your library as an indispensable resource for supporting reading.


• Considers strategies for countering the biggest barriers to reading as identified by young people

• Explains how to most effectively implement common strategies to support reading engagement at your school, such as implementing sustained silent reading, having conversations about books, and reading aloud to older children

• Offers strategies for promoting awareness of the ongoing value of reading and for teaching parents and teachers to encourage reading beyond the point of independent reading skill acquisition

• Moves away from generalizations that reinforce gender stereotypes and stereotypes about tweens and teens related to their technology use and skills

• Highlights the importance of access to books and provides evidence for the role of libraries as reading-supportive spaces

SortTitle: reading engagement for tweens and teens: what would make them read more?
Keyword(s): Children's and Young Adult Programs
Author Info:
Margaret K. Mergaauthor

Margaret K. Merga, PhD, is a senior lecturer at Edith Cowan University, in Western Australia. She has conducted six substantial research projects that explore social influences on reading engagement from the early years to adulthood.

eISBN-13: 9781440867996
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440867989
Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
Pages: 192
Publication Date: 20181128