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Galdo, JoAnne Donnelly – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated the impact of Web 2.0-based literature response blogs on summer reading loss and student reading motivation. There is limited empirical research that connects summer reading and the use of social media as a means of maintaining reading levels of elementary aged students during out-of-school time. This study attempted to…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Motivation, Electronic Publishing, Diaries
Barrier-Ferreira, Julia – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigated the impact of the "LANGUAGE!" literacy instruction on the reading comprehension and motivation to read of struggling middle school readers compared to that of a balanced literacy instruction. A convenience sample of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students (n = 175) from a small, suburban middle school in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Motivation, Reading Difficulties