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Reading Matters


The following synthesis addresses adolescent literacy and motivation, speciically how to increase intrinsic motivation in a stage of life where students are typically less driven to read. The author analyzed ifteen studies to expand upon the themes of independent reading, choice, in-school versus out-of-school literacies, and self-eicacy. Based upon the indings from these themes, the author discusses research and teaching implications from the theoretical framework of participatory cultures.



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