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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 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, 2006. Author: Roberts, Michael S. and Janell D. Wilson.
Student surveys ◦ Adapted use of the ERAS (Elementary Reading Attitude Survey) ◦ http://www.professorgarfield.org/parents_teachers /printables/pdfs/reading/readingsurvey.pdf http://www.professorgarfield.org/parents_teachers /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.
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
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 – 20-25 min/day ◦ Felt comfortable with the Nook
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
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
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.
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.’
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?
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