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Gordon, C. & Lu, Y. (2008). “I Hate to Read - Or Do I?” Low-Achievers and Their Reading. United States of America

Abstract: This study challenges assumptions about struggling readers. Do struggling readers consider themselves readers outside of school, where they have choices that relate to what they like to do? Do they read? What do they read? Do they really hate to read? Gender and grade level emerged as factors in participation rates in the program. Student responses emphasized the importance of relevance of reading materials to reading preferences. Low achievers had a strong preference for alternative reading materials.

Subject Categories: 15, 16

Abstract Submitted by Janice Newsum, Florida State University

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