Motivating Your Reluctant Readers
- Created By Sarah Pavey
- Posted on July 5th, 2022
Motivating Reluctant Readers
|Delivery Model||Online Face to Face session|
|What is Included||
Deadline booking date
Wednesday 31st May
Monday 19th June 2023
PRIMARY and SECONDARY School librarians or teachers who wish to find out ways to engage more reluctant students with reading for pleasure, reading for information and improving their attitudes to literacy
Aims of the course
Learn of the barriers that can prevent some students engaging with reading and develop techniques based on sound pedagogical theory to overcome these challenges, setting students on a more productive pathway to literacy
- Gaining an understanding of why some students are reluctant to engage with reading
- Learning about different approaches to motivate reluctant readers to combat this challenge
- Knowing how to involve the wider school community in creating a cross-curricular literacy culture
Why is it so hard to engage some students with reading? Is it just the distraction and appeal on online multimedia options or are there barriers that some students view as insurmountable? How can we open them to the opportunities fluent readers can enjoy and delight in whether fiction or non-fiction. This course will consider ways to make reading more accessible to these students and how we might boost their intrinsic motivation and self-esteem using alternative approaches. Some ideas will be based upon case studies gathered for the book “Playing Games in the School Library” Facet 2021 written by Sarah Pavey.
* Times are UAE 1:00pm to 3:00pm via ZOOM.
What prevents some students from engaging in reading?
Exploration of barriers such as development, language, accessibility, distraction, special needs
Overcoming the challenges
Ways to increase engagement both physical and digital approaches. Links between oracy, writing and reading. Use of reading schemes.
Working with parents/guardians and the wider school community
Providing links to reading at home – developing opportunities and special events. Using role models. Whole school approaches to creating a cross curricular literacy culture
The reading library
Developing the physical and virtual library space to encourage reading in all its forms