ERIC Number: ED358415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Sixth Grade Reading Interests: A Survey.
Snellman, Leena M.
A study investigated the reading interests of sixth-grade students in a rural Virginia county. Twenty-three children (10 girls and 13 boys) participated. The instrument used was a four-page-long reading interest survey, which contained "yes/no," rating, and open-ended questions. Results of the survey indicated that this group of students had a very broad range of reading interests. No single category, book, or author emerged as an overwhelming favorite. The mystery and humorous categories were slightly more preferred than others. Magazines were found to be immensely popular with the students. Teachers may find the survey instrument useful in assessing their own classes' reading interests. (Numerous unnumbered tables of data are included; the survey instrument is attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia