Reading Reasons

Motivational Mini-Lessons for Middle and High School

"Why should I read?" Can your students answer that question? Do they have trouble seeing the importance that reading may have in their lives? Are they lacking motivation, both in academic and recreational reading? Do you think you can effectively teach reading strategies if students don't understand the benefits of literacy?

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"Why should I read?" Can your students answer that question? Do they have trouble seeing the importance that reading may have in their lives? Are they lacking motivation, both in academic and recreational reading? Do you think you can effectively teach reading strategies if students don't understand the benefits of literacy?

In Reading Reasons, Kelly Gallagher offers a series of mini-lessons specifically tailored to motivate middle and high school students to read, and in doing so, to ...read more

About the Author(s)

Kelly, a "baseballoholic" and a self-described expert at negotiating airports, is in his 30th year of teaching at the high school level.

He currently teaches at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Introduction: "Why Should I Read?"
1. Our Greatest Challenge
2. The Nine Reading Reasons
3. The Forty Mini-Lessons
4. Developing Your Own Reading Reason Lens
Appendixes
Appendix A: The Three Commandments of Developing a Classroom Library
Appendix B: 101 Books Every Classroom Library Should Have
Appendix C: Monthly Bulletin Board Ideas to Promote Reading
Appendix D: Book Donation Label
Appendix E: Books Recommended by Students Form
Appendix F: Parent Classroom Library Letter
Appendix G: Books Read by the Magnolia High School Faculty Book Club
Appendix H: Reading Log
Appendix I: Reading Record
Appendix J: Magazine Check-Out
Appendix K: Classroom Time Chart
Bibliography

Product Details

Grade Range: 6-12
Media: 192 pp/paper
Year: 2002
Item No: WEB-0356
ISBN: 978-157110-356-7

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