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Motivation
Old 04-22-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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Some things that I find motivational for struggling readers who are, as a result, reluctant to read are putting them in a position to share their skills with other people within the school community.

For example, maybe try having the student read to the principal, kitchen staff or custodians. They can read books at their level to these adults and receive positive feedback in a safe environment.

Another thing that you could have this student do is become a reading buddy with children in younger grades and make them a mentor. This student would read with other younger students and in turn be able to practice their own decoding and comprehension skills at the same time. If you empower the student and pose this task as a position of power in some way; the student will be more motivated.


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