confessions of a SLMS

Monday, December 05, 2005

Researchers from the University of Maine looked at boys' reading habits inside and outside of the classroom. In this year-long study of sixth to twelfth grade boys, there was a dramatic contrast between their 'school' reading and their 'life' reading. School readings were classified as 'assigned, too long, too hard and not connected to interests.' The researchers recommended that teachers expand their views of what counts as worthwhile reading, along with better efforts to integrate outside intersts with 'school' literacy. Good advise for all of us!


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