Building Reading Confidence in Adolescents

Key Elements That Enhance Proficiency

Holly A. Johnson ,

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Building Reading Confidence in Adolescents: Key Elements That Enhance Proficiency

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"A tremendous book. Research shows—and teachers know—that student motivation is a central challenge. This text provides fresh insight into self-efficacy, an essential component of motivation, by exploring what it is, how to cultivate it, and how to nurture it in the context of innovative teaching that develops literacy competency in a range of areas."
—Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Professor of English Education
Boise State University

Build students′ self-confidence in reading with clear strategies you can implement today!

All students need to feel good about who they are, their capabilities, and potential. Many adolescents, however, may suffer from insecurities about their ability to grasp and comprehend ideas, particularly when it involves reading. How can teachers nurture in students the literacy skills that foster a sense of competence and enthusiasm?

In this practical guide, the authors present a unique framework of research-based strategies for building reading self-efficacy by focusing on four important concepts: confidence, independence, metacognition, and stamina. Building Reading Confidence in Adolescents offers real classroom scenarios that help instructors develop more proficient readers in Grades 6–12. Ideal for all types of classrooms—from urban centers to rural settings—this book helps teachers explore critical elements such as:

  • Creating classroom conditions and practices to support learner success
  • Identifying individual student strengths and challenges with written/visual materials
  • Linking the cognitive and affective domains to build students′ skills
  • Developing positive teacher-student relationships

Help your students learn to work through any reading challenge to become confident, independent readers who are fully engaged as learners.

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