Toward a Balanced Approach to Reading Motivation: Resolving the Intrinsic-Extrinsic Rewards Debate

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Research shows that properly designed reward programs enhance intrinsic motivation by providing positive feedback about student achievement. Accelerated Reader itself is not a reading reward program; it is a progress-monitoring system that provides quantitative and qualitative information about student reading. Teachers and librarians can use this information in a variety of ways.

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