This article describes a pilot study conducted with 10 identified avid adolescent readers who completed the Adolescent Motivation to Read Profile (AMRP) (Pitcher, Albright, DeLaney, Walker, Seunarienesingh, & Moggie, 2007) that includes both a survey to determine students’ self-concept and value of reading and an interview that sheds light on what motivates them to read as well as yields specific information about their reading habits. The researchers use this data to challenge current myths regarding avid readers and to suggest that teachers look more deeply at the types of literacy experiences they offer in their classroom in order to draw these readers into their classes and enhance in-school reading.
Wilson, N. S., & Kelley, M. J. (2010). Are Avid Readers Lurking in Your Language Arts Classroom? Myths of the Avid Adolescent Reader. Reading Horizons, 50 (2). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol50/iss2/4