Reading Interest in Boys of Color


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Masters of Education

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The purpose of this study is to examine whether reading materials of interest will change the engagement and quantity of reading of boys of color. The study seeks to answer the question; how can we foster an interest for boys of color in reading? The goal is to analyze the demographics of male students in 5th grade and determine whether finding books of interest will promote more reading. A survey was used to measure student motivation and general views of reading. Overall, the students have positive views on reading and are willing to do more schoolwork in reading when provided with text that is interesting. There were some factors that may have influenced the results. Additional data could be used to investigate the interest of the students