Intrinsic Motivation and Rewards: What Sustains Young Children's Engagement with Text?

@article{Marinak2008IntrinsicMA,
  title={Intrinsic Motivation and Rewards: What Sustains Young Children's Engagement with Text?},
  author={Barbara A. Marinak and Linda B. Gambrell},
  journal={Literacy Research and Instruction},
  year={2008},
  volume={47},
  pages={26 - 9}
}
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