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1Pardon Me, Can I Ask Why You Read?Angela NicholsWalden UniversityDr. Jeradi CohenReading and Literacy Growth, Grades 4-6: READ-6727JMarch 10, 2019
2Pardon Me, Can I Ask Why You Read?When preparing instruction, it is vital for educators to consider the engagement needs of their students (Malloy, Marinak, Gambrell, & Mazzoni, 2013). Students come toschool at different learning levels and with many different needs. In order to accurately figure out what each student needs teachers must be willing to get to know their students as individuals and prepare lessons that will take into consideration their learning requirements. Due to the diverse student population that fills the classroom today, teachers must be prepared to examine the needs of the struggling, typical, and acceleratedreaders they serve (Reutzel & Cooter, 2016).Although the concept of motivation has changed over the years, it truly based on the desire of an individual to complete an activity based on whether they feel there is value in it for them or they simply are engaged in it for other reasons. For example, when a student completes a task at school are they motivated to complete it because they felt it was an obligation to receive the desired grade or because they liked working on it. Some students are motivated by achieving high grades, while others have more needs that aren'tas outwardly noticeable. Either way, it creates a learning opportunity for educators to

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