Reading motivation and primary grade teaching practices

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dc.contributor Donovan, Carol A.
dc.contributor Sekeres, Diane C.
dc.contributor Webb, Alan L.
dc.contributor Freeman, Lee
dc.contributor.advisor Coleman, Julianne M. Sartain, Jessica Fuller 2018-01-19T19:38:22Z 2018-01-19T19:38:22Z 2017
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002777
dc.identifier.other Sartain_alatus_0004D_13183
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This study sought to explore reading motivational practices implemented in local, primary (kindergarten-second) classrooms. The purpose for this study was to fill an existing gap in the literature pertaining to reading motivation in the early grades. The recent adoption of the Alabama College and Career Readiness Standards requires even our youngest students to engage with more complex texts across a variety of genres. In order to build stamina with such texts, reading motivation must be considered in classroom instructional practices. This study initiated with a survey of all local primary teachers, followed by interviews and observations with local Teacher-of-the-Year nominees. Data was coded and themed in order to present classroom instructional findings as they pertain to motivating students to read. Reading motivation is directly linked to student academic achievement and has been shown to decrease beginning as early as the second grade. Therefore, this study on reading motivation was both timely and necessary.
dc.format.extent 171 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Curriculum development
dc.title Reading motivation and primary grade teaching practices
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction Elementary Education The University of Alabama doctoral Ed.D.

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