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Families, Motivation, And Reading: Pre-Adolescent Students And Their Reading Motivation And Family Reading Habits, Jill L. Janes Jan 2008

Families, Motivation, And Reading: Pre-Adolescent Students And Their Reading Motivation And Family Reading Habits, Jill L. Janes

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Research indicates that reading motivation declines as elementary students grow older. This reading motivation is multi-faceted with a variety of influences. Additional research indicates that when families are involved with students' reading as well as with school activities, students can reap positive academic benefits. Involving families in reading, however, declines as students progress to the upper elementary and pre-adolescent years. There is a lack of research concerning family involvement in reading with pre-adolescent students, particularly in regard to the effect of family involvement on reading motivation.;The purpose of this study was to determine the reading motivation and family reading ...


Gender And Book Clubs In The Middle School Setting, Amanda Jayne Forsyth Jan 2008

Gender And Book Clubs In The Middle School Setting, Amanda Jayne Forsyth

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the influence of gender in designing and implementing book clubs at the middle school level. Several secondary questions address this concern. These include which gender dominates and/or supports the discussion, how gender influences book selection, how each gender enjoys reading and discussing books in varied gender groupings, and how gender influences the level of textual analysis enacted in discussion. This study used both quantitative and qualitative data. The following recommendation was made as a result of the study: Middle school students should be offered both mixed-gender and same-gender book clubs. This recommendation was based on the ...


The Language Learning For Academic Success Program At Minnesota State University, Mankato, Amy Mukamuri Jan 2005

The Language Learning For Academic Success Program At Minnesota State University, Mankato, Amy Mukamuri

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The number of documented immigrant students at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota (MSU) for whom English is not their first language is growing. This growth has challenged the institution to make programmatic changes as it supports the learning needs of this expanding student population. The Language Learning for Academic Success Program (LLAS) is one way in which the institution is meeting these needs. Launched in 2004, the program's goal is to facilitate students' development for college level reading, writing and critical inquiry. The thesis will begin to answer the following question by looking at a variety of data ...


Socialization Of Preservice Teachers In The Area Of Early Literacy Education , Sharon Jane Jensen Jan 2000

Socialization Of Preservice Teachers In The Area Of Early Literacy Education , Sharon Jane Jensen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative research study was to examine the lived experiences of five preservice teachers enrolled in an early literacy methods course and concurrent field experience. The need for this study is justified by the research pointing to the importance of early literacy learning and, therefore, the necessity of teachers who are well prepared to teach children to read and write. Additionally, this study investigates the teacher socialization process and how it is positively and negatively affected by field experiences. The notion that "experience is the best teacher" is examined through interpretation of the informants' experiences in their ...


A Factor Analysis Of K-12 Student Feedback Items And The Association Of These Items To Criterion-Referenced Tests In Reading, Language Arts, And Mathematics , Frances Ann Kayona Jan 1999

A Factor Analysis Of K-12 Student Feedback Items And The Association Of These Items To Criterion-Referenced Tests In Reading, Language Arts, And Mathematics , Frances Ann Kayona

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The following study was designed to examine student feedback items from four (K--2, 3--5, 6--8, and 9--12) teacher feedback instruments in anticipation of uncovering specific dimensions or domains of teaching. These items were measured against student achievement scores from criterion-referenced tests in reading, language arts, and mathematics to determine which instructional behaviors are associated with high student achievement. And finally, this study developed and tested additional items that best reflect exemplary teaching practices in reading, language arts, and mathematics instruction. The new items were written with the expectation that these teaching practices promote higher-order thinking and learning among students in ...


A Qualitative Analysis And Evaluation Of Iowa State's Esl Writing Program: The English 101 Series, Rachel M. Wolford Jan 1994

A Qualitative Analysis And Evaluation Of Iowa State's Esl Writing Program: The English 101 Series, Rachel M. Wolford

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to analyze and evaluate Iowa State's English 101 series of classes through qualitative research consisting primarily of interviews with TESL faculty pedagogically and administratively involved with the program, teaching assistants who carry out the program's instructional goals and students who are recipients of the instruction. The research will analyze strengths and weaknesses of the program, and suggest how the program may be improved.


Effects Of Using An Integrated Learning System On Middle School Student Achievement In Reading, Joan Frances Johnson Jan 1992

Effects Of Using An Integrated Learning System On Middle School Student Achievement In Reading, Joan Frances Johnson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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Keeping That Honest Voice: Teaching Writing To Adolescents Through The Adolescent Novel, Janet R. Laville Jan 1989

Keeping That Honest Voice: Teaching Writing To Adolescents Through The Adolescent Novel, Janet R. Laville

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Junior high teachers often brainwash early adolescents with our answers. This brainwashing sometimes continues on through high school. Those who learn our truths, read our books, write on our topics, pass our tests, learn our grammar, and, if they choose to, pass on to college, make up the voiceless writers of colleges and universities across the country.


Individualized Developmental Reading: A Comparison Of Teaching Methods, Virginia Walker Graham Jan 1974

Individualized Developmental Reading: A Comparison Of Teaching Methods, Virginia Walker Graham

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Individualized Developmental Reading at Gilbert High School, Gilbert, Iowa, is a one semester elective course for students in grades nine through twelve.

The course is developmental in that through it a student is helped to improve his reading abilities in the areas of vocabulary, comprehension, speed, and study skills regardless of his abilities when he begins his work.

The course is individualized in that each student works independently on materials that will help him develop his reading skills; very little whole class or small group instruction is included.

The purpose of this paper is to show the relative value of ...