The Effect of Read Alouds on the Reading Motivation of Fourth Grade Students
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Type of Work31 p.
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ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Reading (Elementary) -- Research
Oral reading -- Research
Motivation in education -- Research
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect bi-weekly teacher read alouds had on the reading motivations of fourth-grade students. The sample consisted of 15 students; 8 students were in the control group and 7 students were in the treatment group. The study took place over four weeks and the study utilized the pre-measure/postmeasure quasi-experimental design. The pre- and post-measures included the Motivations for Reading Questionnaire (MRQ) and the number of Steps earned at home (one Step being 15 minutes of reading). It was determined that the read alouds do not impact students’ motivation to read and the null hypothesis was retained.