Building Reading Confidence in Adolescents
Build students' self-confidence in reading with clear strategies you can implement today. How can teachers nurture in students the literacy skills that foster a sense of competence and enthusiasm?
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.
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:
"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