In order to learn, students need to have some level of engagement in their classroom activities. The Progress in Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS 2011) investigated student engagement in reading lessons via a series of questions about students’ experiences in their reading lessons. According to PIRLS, a third of Australian Year 4 students were engaged with reading lessons, whereas more than half were only somewhat engaged and more than a tenth were not engaged.
"Snapshots issue 1: How engaged are Australian Year 4 students in their reading lessons?,"
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Available at: http://research.acer.edu.au/snapshots/vol1/iss1/1