Capstone/Dissertation Title

The effects of implementing intrinsic-motivation-focused practices in a middle school reading intervention classroom

Term

2013

Capstone

Thesis

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MAT

Abstract

This capstone addresses the following question: What are the effects of implementing intrinsic-motivation-focused practices in a middle school reading intervention classroom? The impetus for this research study was the author's frustration with what he perceived as overemphasis on test preparation for below-grade-level readers in seventh and eighth grade. In the capstone, the author investigates reading motivation, using research to define its dimensions and elements and examine its role in reading instruction. The author also uses the research to identify three key instructional practices that build motivation: 1) independent free choice reading, 2) text-based collaboration, and 3) teacher modeling. The author then implements these practices and examines their effects on student motivation and teacher efficacy over a five month period. The author also offers his major learnings about the instructional implementation of these practices, especially independent free choice reading.

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