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Motivating Students to Read (K - 12)

Motivating Students to Read (K - 12)

EDUC 6951T


Help create a community of engaged readers in your classroom with a course dedicated to instilling a love of reading. Explore the factors that affect reading motivation and review current educational practices that influence a student’s motivation to read. Reach students you never thought you could reach before, from struggling to reluctant and dormant readers, with practical, research- based strategies proven to increase reading motivation.






Learn how to:

  • Increase reading motivation through choice, collaboration, self-efficacy, and environment.

  • Use technology to promote authentic reading.

  • Evaluate your own classroom library and make a plan to enhance it.

  • Increase parent involvement in motivating students to read.

    Featured presenters include Peter Afflerbach,

    Ph.D., and Linda Gambrell, Ph.D.


    *Print format requires Internet access for some reading assignments. 

Materials provided include:

Print & DVD format
  • Study guide: Motivating Students to Read.
  • DVD: Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2009). Motivating Students to Read. Baltimore: Executive Producer.
  • Course textbooks: Miller, D. (2009). The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child. San Francisco: CA, Jossey-Bass.
    Gallapher, K. (2009). Readicide: How Schools are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It. Portland, ME, Stenhouse.
  • Other required readings.

Online Course
  • Access to the online classroom for Motivating Students to Read.
  • Access to video programs online as well as back-up DVD.
  • Course textbook (same as above) and access to other required readings.

Enrollment Information

  • Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit
  • Maximum: 3 courses per term
  • Registration: August 1—November 18, 2011
  • Completion: coursework due February 29, 2012
  • Course Withdrawal date: 45 calendar days after you register

IMPORTANT NOTICES: Please indicate where you live in the pull down menu below prior to adding this course to your cart.

  • Walden graduate courses are not available in Arkansas.
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  • Additional fees may be required for international orders. Upon completion of your order, please call 310-578-4700 or email to arrange delivery.
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