Fostering children’s reading motivation: Becoming a poet

Author: Giselle González Gutiérrez

Year: 2010

Title: Fostering children’s reading motivation: Becoming a poet

Summary: This study consists of and analysis of several elements involved in the teaching-learning interaction in order to use literature to develop critical thinking while increasing students’ interest in learning English. The final goal of the pedagogical proposal is to prevent students from seeing a text as something frightening and impossible to decode as well as to increase their motivation.

Key words: poetry, motivation, scaffolding, cognitive strategies, disengaged readers, poems, poets, literature.

Library barcode: GON 372.42