How Motivation, Engagement, and Reading Achievement are Related Among Adolescents.
The Beginning Thoughts for the Research:
Five practices that successful teachers use for motivation
2. Little Choices: Give students opportunities to make their own choices each day. This helps give them ownership. For example, which character they want to specialize on or what book they want to read.
3. Working Together: Have students collaborate so students see that reading is not just an individual thing, but also social. This gives students the opportunity to hear other perspectives and have discussions.
4. Assure Success: Set realistic goals for the students so that they don't think reading is too hard; help them build confidence. For example, match the text level to the student or give them a goal of how many pages to read.
5. Show Value of Reading: Help them understand how reading helps them; show them how reading pay offs.
"Engagement is more important to reading then intelligence is."