Joy in Reading
Worlds Awaiting - Season 2, Episode 27 , Segment 1
Episode: Help Kids Find Joy in Reading, Favorite Books
- Jul 15, 2017 5:30 pm
- 10:20 mins
What encourages learning? Catching and correcting all a learner’s mistakes or catching that learner doing something right? Dr. Roxanne Owens, Chair of the Teacher Education Department at DePaul University talks to Rachel on Worlds Awaiting about helping children find joy in reading through more encouragement and less criticism. She also suggests that reading together as a family can put a positive spin on the child’s desire to read. Owens has been a faculty member at DePaul for 25 years. Prior to that, she taught junior high in Chicago. Her present duties include, teaching the Children’s Literature course and spending time in elementary schools with her university students. Owens is a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in teaching and was inducted into the Illinois Reading Council Hall of Fame in 2012 for her dedication to literacy.