Presentation Title

Sustained Silent Reading with Reader Response Blogs


Room 1005

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

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Presentation Description

With today’s use of Google, instant messaging, blogs, and wikis, the definition of reading and literacy seems to be changing. Currently, many educators who teach adolescents literacy and technology are suggesting ways in which teachers can address these “new literacies,” close the gap between adolescents’ on-line life at home and school, and help teens become more literate. This presentation will discuss the findings of a study that asks the question: With time provided for reading through SSR, does the use of a personal blog as a response to self-selected text help motivate middle school students to read?


Information literacy, Technology literacy, Sustained silent reading, Personal blog

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)


Oct 3rd, 1:30 PM Oct 3rd, 2:45 PM

Sustained Silent Reading with Reader Response Blogs

Room 1005

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