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ERIC Number: ED409535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 158
Abstractor: N/A
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Motivating Students To Read.
Kane, Roberta S.; Warner, Dori
This action research project implemented a program for motivating students to read so that they would become enthusiastic, lifelong readers. The targeted population consisted of first- and second-grade students in a middle class community located in a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois. The problem of lack of motivation in reading was documented through teacher observation, student and parental surveys, student behavioral checklists, student and parent interviews, and student assessment. Analysis of probable cause data indicated that many factors influence a child's motivation to read. These may include learning difficulties, emotional well-being, and home and school environment. This report focused on how the home and school environment can motivate children's reading and ways to implement motivational techniques. A review of solution strategies suggested by knowledgeable others, combined with an analysis of the problem setting resulted in the development of motivational techniques for the teaching of reading in the classroom setting and encouragement in the home environment. Post intervention data reflected an overall improvement in the students' motivation to read. This was most noted through student and parent interviews and surveys, as well as teacher and parent observation. (Contains 30 references, and 6 tables and 38 figures of data; appendixes contain survey instruments, interview questions, checklists, and sample "book bag" activities.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois