Pre and Post Project Elementary Reading Attitude Survey (ERAS) Scores
Students Recreational Academic Full Post Full
Percentage Percentage Scale Scale...
reading positivity, and improved reading attitudes. The researcher was especially
interested in comments mentioning factors such as increased reading time at home,
student verbalized enjoyment of club activities, and comments declaring...
Upon completion of the project, parents were again surveyed for opinions concerning
home reading attitudes.
Final Parent Survey Results
Observed/ Increased time...
When surveyed at the completion of the project, participants shared reflections on how
the researcher/facilitator helped maintain enthusiasm and interest throughout the duration
of the project.
Final Post-Project Participant...
no longer think reading is a waste of time like I used to”. S7 stated, “Reading before was
boring, but it is really great now”. S8 stated, “At first I didn’t know how to pick a good
book, so it was hard to find good books. Then I went...
noted from regular classroom teachers. Common threads were present in these final
surveys: increased interest in books, increased time dedicated to reading, on-task reading
behaviors during reading time, and overall attitudes reflecting...
Independent Reading Minute Logs
Student maintained logs (in the form of a calendar) of at-home reading minutes
throughout this project (Appendix L). Careful attention was given by project participants
to record time spent at home performing...
Student Journal Reflections
Weekly journal entries were implemented and drawn on as a reflection of
changing reading outlooks (appendix M). Participants were instructed to answer
researcher provided prompts once weekly. These telling journal...
each reading assignment, S6 also commented in her reading journal that “if you don’t
read the book and then you want to talk about the book, if you haven’t read the book, you
won’t know what anyone is talking about. But, if you read, you...
learned during this project, S9 stated, “I learned that good readers stay focused, they stick
with it, and they finish the job. They also pay attention. I learned that reading each night
Common Themes Noted in...
progress monitoring scores), emphasis on project success was not initially profoundly
placed with marked reading fluency score improvement, but rather, reading enthusiasm
and actual time spent reading both at home and at school were greater...