Reading Engagement for Tweens and Teens: What Would Make Them Read More?, 1st Edition

  • Margaret K. Merga
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440867992
  • ISBN-13: 9781440867996
  • DDC: 028.5
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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While most reading research focuses on young children, this book looks at how to support reading beyond the early years and into adulthood. Reporting on strong, peer-reviewed research supported by sound theoretical and methodological approaches, it emphasizes the practical implications of these findings, sharing what this means for you in terms of how you can be a powerful positive reading model and influence in young people's lives. Enriched with the voices of today's young people, the book includes quotes that allow readers to decide how to support reading engagement for tweens and teens based on what would make them read more, as expressed in their own words. Engaging and readable, it will be of interest to school and public librarians and can be shared with teachers, parents, and other literacy instructors and advocates.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Why Is Book Reading (Still) Important?.
2: From Learning to Read to Reading to Learn: Why Does Reading for Pleasure Fall by the Wayside?.
3: Are Books Really Uncool?.
4: Myths about Boys, and Why They Get Oxygen.
5: Powerful Parents.
6: The Myth of the e-Book-Loving Digital Natives.
7: What Would Make Young People Read More Books?.
8: Reading Is for Pleasure, Not Just Testing.
9: Libraries, Reading Spaces, and Choices.
10: Final Thoughts.
Appendix: Research Projects.
About the Author.