How can at-risk, struggling adolescents become motivated to read?
Motivating adolescent students to read is a topic that many teachers, including myself battle with. Finding a balance where students have choice and take ownership for what they read in the classroom is an art. This qualitative study takes a look at individual students and what it is that gets them excited about reading, as well as, what types of instruction seem to work best. One-on-one interviews were given, direct instruction mini-lessons were used, and a teacher reflective journal was kept. The results of the study were positive, the mini-lessons were received well, and the students gave valuable information as to what motivates them to read. The results have changed the lessons I include in my class as well as the intake process of my students when they first arrive. This study has also given me additional topics to pursue.
Justen, Jennifer K., "How can at-risk, struggling adolescents become motivated to read?" (2012). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4012.