The purpose of this paper is to examine how ESL teachers can stimulate reading excitement in secondary level English language learners. The current research about factor which affect reading enjoyment in secondary level English language learners will also be discussed. These factors include element in reading instruction, attitudes toward reading, readability of text, interest level in literature, and availability of meaningful literature. Current research regarding applications that can be used in classrooms will also be reviewed, such as reading models and reading strategies. Based on the results of this research, suggestions will be presented regarding literature that can be used in secondary level EL classroom to help stimulate excitement in reading and to make reading more meaningful for the students.
Date of Degree
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Educational Studies: K-12 and Secondary Programs
Schweigert, R. (2007). Stimulating reading excitement in secondary level English language learners [Master’s alternative plan paper, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/1218/
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