Share Paper: Motivating Students to Read with Engaging eBooks

  1. Connie Cardwell, St. Mary's College of Maryland, United States
  2. Lin Muilenburg, St. Mary's College of Maryland, United States
Wednesday, March 9 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Bellmeade

Abstract: E-books have been gaining popularity with adult readers over the past few years, but this technology is not being implemented in many public classrooms. There are many e-books available online and free of charge, but teachers and educators are not taking full advantage of this technology despite the positive research. This paper describes a language arts lesson involving e-book technology and its benefits. Students will be placed in groups and take turns reading the e-book story on a variety of devices provided by the teacher. A class discussion will take place to examine the story and its components after everyone ...