Capstone/Dissertation Title

Twenty-six letters: a study in the motivation of reluctant middle school readers

Term

2013

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MALED

Abstract

Motivation to read greatly impacts the development of reluctant middle school readers. In this study, 5th and 6th grade students were surveyed using the Adolescent Motivation to Read Profile, which included the collection of both quantitative and qualitative data through survey and conversational interview method. The study provides insight into what motivates this select group of reluctant readers, and the recommendations help teachers more completely understand the attitudes and beliefs of reluctant middle school readers. With these data, teachers can more effectively impact student motivation by changing their classroom instructional practices.

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