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Teacher Reading Tips: Reader Response

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    Reader Response

    One of the most effective ways to develop, sustain, and increase reading motivation is to use a variety of ways for students to respond to text. Studies in the areas of multiple intelligences (Gardner, 1993), learning styles (Dunn, 1993), and reading motivation (Gambrell, 1996) provide evidence that students will vary greatly in the manner in which they prefer to respond to reading. Varying the response format not only accommodates these preferences but allows students to explore and develop a variety of expressive modes.

    Review methods of written, oral, and productive reader response

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