Based on research from the National Reading Research Center (NRRC) at the Universities of Georgia and Maryland, this issue presents the contributors' sythesized work on reading motivation and engagement. Articles are devoted to the following topics:
* the general motivation constructs related to reading;
* home influences on reading motivation;
* readers' responses to different types of text;
* influences of classroom contexts; and
* types of assessment on children's motivation.
Contents: A. Wigfield, J.T. Guthrie, Motivation for Reading: An Overview. A. Wigfield, Reading Motives: A Domain-Specific Approach to Motivation. L. Baker, D. Scher, K. Mackler, Home and Family Influences on Motivations for Reading. P.A. Alexander, Knowledge Seeking and Self-Schema: A Case for the Motivational Dimensions of Exposition. J.T. Guthrie, S. Alao, Designing Contexts to Increase Motivations for Reading. S. Thomas, P. Oldfather, Intrinsic Motivation, Literacy, and Assessment Practices: "That's My Grade. That's Me." B.L. McCombs, Commentary: Reflections on Motivations for Reading -- Through the Looking Glass of Theory, Practice, and Reader Experiences.