The Missouri Reader Vol. 40, Issue 3 - Page 62

By providing instructional activities that engage students, by modeling reading behaviors, and by showing students they care about them as people and learners, teachers can influence students so they will come to believe in themselves as readers and learners. Developing reading fluency is one aspect that will help students see themselves as good readers which is a characteristic of good readers, they are motivated to continue to grow as literate individuals and as lifelong learners.


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Kathleen Scales teaches English Language Arts at Republic High School. Her research interests include content area reading, collaboration, and writing.