Teenagers and Reading: Factors that shape the quality of teenagers' reading lives

Manuel, Jacqueline
July 2012
English in Australia (0155-2147);2012, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p45
Academic Journal
This paper explores the key findings of a range of research on teenagers and reading, focusing on the implications for classroom practice and student engagement. There is a particular emphasis on addressing the needs of underachieving and reluctant readers and the ways in which promoting reading for pleasure and enjoyment can contribute to student achievement and satisfaction within and beyond the classroom.


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