Opinion: How to get teenagers to read

June 22, 2015

Dr Margaret Merga Recreational book reading for adolescents will help them to develop their literacy skills and even achievement in other subjects like mathematics, and yet research suggests that students in Australia and internationally are reading less over time.

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Margaret Merga, a lecturer in English and the curriculum and a researcher in adolescent literacy at the School of Education at Murdoch University, encourages teachers and parents to nurture a long lasting love of books in children via a number of techniques, including discussing books in class or at home.

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