Date of Award

2013

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Smith-Gratto, Karen

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the subject of reading motivation and to determine if teachers at one middle school in North Carolina are incorporating strategies into their curriculum that may increase students’ reading motivation. Reading motivation can influence students’ reading comprehension, and if many students have negative feelings about reading or have decreased reading motivation, their comprehension may be directly affected. Teachers of all content areas need to attempt to increase students’ reading motivation. In order to determine what teachers are doing to increase students’ reading motivation, the teachers were given a survey that investigated teaching practices that may affect reading motivation.

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