Do Your Students Like to Read? Strategies Teachers Employ to Inspire Positive Attitudes Toward Reading

Results show that attitudes toward reading have declined, on average, across many of the countries participating in all PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) assessments between 2001 and 2016. Fourth graders internationally report that they enjoy reading less and less. Here, we outline four ways teachers promote positive attitudes toward reading with PIRLS 2016 results, providing the percentage of students experiencing each approach on a regular basis.