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MS in Literacy Education




This study examined reading motivation among three fifth grade students in a suburban elementary school. The students‟ reading motivation levels varied, as one student was highly motivated, one student demonstrated average motivation, and one student had little motivation. Data was collected through observations, teacher and student interviews, and student questionnaires that assessed dimensions of reading motivation. The findings show that not only do these students read for different reasons, but they also display varied degrees of avoidance, compliance, and involvement during reading activities. Another major finding is that giving students choices and allowing for group discussion during reading motivates students. Teachers must implement certain instructional strategies in order to foster reading motivation and inst ill a love of reading among students.

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