Adolescent literacy has remained a relatively hot topic for several years in the field of reading education (Cassidy, Ortlieb, & Shettel, 2010/2011) however, educators remain conflicted about how to maintain high levels of reading motivation. A historical analysis of adolescent interests and motivations was conducted to determine what instructional techniques have had positive effects so as to meet the imminent needs of adolescent readers. Findings include information pertaining to: choice of a multitude of reading materials, substantial time to experience aesthetic and engaging reading experiences, and a relevant, challenging curriculum that addresses student needs, personal interests, and motivations.


This article was originally published in the International Journal of Education in 2011. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ije.v3i1.544.


Macrothink Institute, International Journal of Education

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Doepker, G. M., & Ortlieb, E. T. (2011). Preserving Adolescent Readership through Interest and Motivation. International Journal of Education. 3(1), E3.

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