Reading motivation : the effect of read alouds on children's motivation to read
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The purpose of this Capstone project was to determine how reading aloud to primary aged students influenced their motivation to read. Research was completed in the form of action research involving reading aloud to five intact classrooms of students in first and second grade and student participation in a follow up activity related to the book. The subjects of this case study were 105 first and second grade students in a Midwestern town, all of whom participated in the read alouds and activities in the Library Media Center. All students completed a pre- and post-survey about their motivation to read and a group of 20 students were interviewed in more depth. Throughout the study, in-class observational data was collected as well. From this data,the results of this study suggest that primary-aged students? reading motivation was positively influenced after the five month case study period.
Motivation in education
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