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ERIC Number: ED465184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
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Increasing Academic Growth through Motivating Students To Read.
Duignan, Sandra; Klioris, Ann; Porter, Jennifer; Rockett, Nicole; Vogwill, Kathy
This report describes a program for increasing academic growth through motivating students to read. The targeted population includes kindergarten, first, third, and high school special education students. The lack of motivation in reading was documented through data revealed by pre-surveys and post-surveys of students' interest in books. Analysis of probable cause data reveals that reading performance could be affected by lack of parental involvement, accessibility to a public library, and the value of books in the students' home. Students from low-income families lack appropriate book and reading materials in their home. A review of literature solutions states results in the selection of several categories of intervention. In order to determine the effects of the intervention, teachers kept records that tracked reading logs, grades, journals, participation, and parent involvement. Comparisons of the results of the pre-test and post-test intervention surveys provide an insight to changes of student attitudes towards reading. Students demonstrated a slight improvement in their enjoyment of reading. The motivation of students is greatly affected by the support at home. (Contains 44 references and 4 tables of data. Three appendixes contain the following: the student reading survey; an Individual Story Conference Form; and an observation checklist.) (PM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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