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Oak View Middle School.  Reading attitude is part of the development of lifelong reading skills  Success of reading instruction is affected by the reader’s.

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1 Oak View Middle School

2  Reading attitude is part of the development of lifelong reading skills  Success of reading instruction is affected by the reader’s attitude  Research evidence has linked reading attitude with student ability  Poor readers have a more negative view of reading than better readers.  “Reading attitudes and instructional methodology: how might achievement become affected?” Reading Improvement. Article date: June 22, Author: Roberts, Michael S. and Janell D. Wilson.

3  Student surveys ◦ Adapted use of the ERAS (Elementary Reading Attitude Survey) ◦ /printables/pdfs/reading/readingsurvey.pdf /printables/pdfs/reading/readingsurvey.pdf ◦ General survey of student Nook use (how many books, how often read, books tried, requests) Teacher feedback ◦ Teacher survey/ feedback form ◦ Teachers respond to student academic, emotional, and behavioral response to Nook use.

4 Pluses  Size of a trade paperback  E ink technology  Easy to download new books  Purchase 1 book, loads on 6 Nooks  Adjust size of text  Cost has gone down. Negatives  Not in color  More concerned as a take home device

5  Students surveyed using the Nook : ◦ From Special Ed, ESL, Reading strategy classes, ILA class ◦ 7 boys, 1 girl ◦ Examples of books read: Among the Hidden, Lawn boy, Dude, where’s my spaceship?, Magic Tree house books, Hunger games, I’d tell you I love you but then I’d have to kill you, Lightning thief. ◦ Did Independent reading – min/day ◦ Felt comfortable with the Nook

6  How do you feel reading the Nook in School? ◦ 2-like very much, 3-like, 3-ok  Feel about reading during school? ◦ 1- like, 6-ok, 1 dislike  Feel about trying new books out on the Nook? ◦ Liked-5, didn’t try any- 3  Feel reading is easier with the Nook? ◦ Easier – 3, The same - 5

7  Tried out other features on the Nook? ◦ Yes- 6, no-2  Other books you’d like to see? ◦ Suggested 2 or more- 3, 1 book- 3, no ideas- 2  How do you feel about the Nook? ◦ Like very much- 5, like - 3

8  Positive Nook features : ◦ Lower level readers not intimidated ◦ Motivation greater using electronic device ◦ Fewer pages per book ◦ Multiple books available, ‘at students fingertips’.  Student response ◦ For the user – ‘overwhelmingly good’, ‘proud to use it’ ◦ For others – Ok to bring in their own reader, most want to try it.

9  eReaders for all? ◦ ESL and Sped said yes –Students would like the option of many books w/ varying difficulties ◦ 6 th and 7 th said no, but as an option. ‘Students like the experience of going to the library regularly to see what’s new.’  Personal experience ◦ No one had an eReader, all tried it out. ◦ ‘Surprised to realize that I liked it’, ‘As an option it’s good.’

10  Did the Nook change the ‘emotional response’ to reading, especially if it’s negative?  Did the Nook motivate students to continue reading/ try new books?  Will the ‘cool’ factor in reading continue as others have the devices?  Will students read more if their attitude to reading changes?

11  Nook provides an option for struggling readers  Nook needs a variety of leveled books for these readers  All readers were comfortable (liked) using the Nook  Nook seemed to improve their attitude toward reading in school  Nook readers tried out books they may not normally


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