sites? Here again, important factors for practical use is evident ranging from potential for
impact, the type of project suited to the audience and match of skill with the project. The male
participants tended to chose sites where they felt that...
Remarks at Boyden Collection Dedication
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY APRIL 19,1980
(The following remarks were written by lohit S. Boyden for the dedication ceremony of the Boyden Collection of Indian Art, sponsored b y the United Inter-Tribal Council,...
Identifying and Motivating Reluctant Fifth Grade Readers:
Using Positive Reading Opportunities to Encourage Intrinsic Reading Enjoyment
A Thesis submitted to Southern Utah University
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...
• What effects do positive reading experiences have on unmotivated and
apathetical readers who are currently scoring at or near benchmark levels
on reading assessments?
• Can participating in positive reading interventions and learning...
Motivating Reluctant Readers
Finding the “magic potion” to motivate engagement in a young reader is
important. “Learning requires active student engagement in classroom activities and
interaction—engaged students are motivated for...
measured as the ability to understand narrative and expository text,
shown in a national sample of students (Campbell, Voelkl, & Donahue,
1997). At all three ages studied (9,13, and 17 years), the more highly
engaged readers showed higher...
An effective activity geared at motivating aliterate and apathetical readers is
participation in a learning club, specifically book clubs (sometimes referred to as
literature circles). Guthrie and Anderson suggest, “In our (reading)...
personal and focused than general classroom whole-group instruction, or even
differentiated small-group instruction during the regular classroom hours. Rich book-centered
discussions can be brilliant motivators for readers. These discussions...
SOCIAL THINKING INTERVENTIONS 27
term development of social communicative behavior and expand the
developmental gap between these children and their typical peers (para 1).
Growing evidence in research literature has shown that children with autism...
Educators have a huge effect on student motivation. Enthusiasm can help undo
years and years of self-perceived failure. Demos and Foshay have reflected on the
importance of the teacher’s role in modeling reading enthusiasm.
Participants and Setting
Those who were impacted by the creation of this project were elementary teachers
and students at Eagle Elementary School. A specific emphasis was placed toward third-grade,
fourth-grade, and fifth-grade teachers, as well...
and aliterate (students who can read, but choose not to) readers. A complete log of events
was kept to record activities related to the creative project. All materials have been
properly compiled and organized for review as part of this study,...
While other book clubs have been formed and based on the premise of drawing on
intrinsic reading motivation rather than relying on the reward of trinkets, candy, or
similar prizes, this creative project had some unique characteristics...
Emotions in Conflict 57
In this particular situation, Mindy expressed a feeling of helplessness and being on her own. Because the parents were not acknowledging her autonomy and respecting her decisions, she reported that the resolution in this...
Book Club Attendance Data
Book club attendance data was a strong indicator of student commitment to this
project. With the exception of one student (S7), the participants were very diligent and
conscientious with meeting attendance. Due to a...
Emotions in Conflict 63
Ashley reported having a different perspective on this subject. She explained that when her status is ignored by parents, it actually motivates her to try harder. Because of this, she said, "I don’t know if overall it...
Guthrie, J.T., (2001). Contexts for engagement and motivation in reading. Reading
Online, 4(8). Retrieved from:
Guthrie, J.T., Wigfield, A. Metsala, J.L, & Cox, K. E. (1999) Motivational...
Employee Giving 25
the participation levels grow and I was extremely gratified to see colleagues going above and beyond my own expectations in their level of participation. I did significant follow through with my own team reminding them to...
Fishback Intern 7
The main goals and objectives for the Salem Hills baseball program are to develop each baseball player individually and to build strong team unity skills overall. Through organizing and overseeing these...