Increase Confidence in Reading

Increase Confidence in Reading

Worlds Awaiting - Season 2, Episode 21 , Segment 1

Increase Confidence in Reading, An Author’s Favorites

Episode: Increase Confidence in Reading, An Author’s Favorites

  • Jun 3, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 10:59 mins

How do you fix a car motor? Where is Timbuktu? Do Bees sleep? You can learn a lot just by reading. But what if you lack confidence in your reading skills? A lot of things you’re dying to know, might seem far out of reach. Dawan Coombs teaches Reading Pedagogy in the BYU English Department. She talks with Rachel now about how our perception of ourselves as readers can affect our desire to read, no matter what our age. Coombs especially wants children to get beyond these self-defeating perceptions.  She comes equipped with valuable ideas to help us change their outlook. Dawan Coombs is an assistant professor of English at Brigham Young University where she teaches in the English teaching program, specializing in reading pedagogy. Her research examines the role of identity in the struggles of adolescent readers and seeks to identify best classroom practices in support of these students.