"The way to encourage reading and develop a love of reading so that students want to read throughout their lives is to provide them with enough of a variety of reading materials (including technology-based reading) that they have choices and by adults modeling positive reading behaviors and praising students when they copy these behaviors. Choice and modeling are two of the most powerful tools we can possibly use to motivate student learning and performance, and they don't cost a dime!"
Ruth V. Small, Ph.D.
Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor
Director, School Media Program
Director, Center for Digital Literacy
School of Information Studies