Support from the
C. Charles Jackson Foundation
has made this publication possible
and contributed to the projects showcased on these pages.
Considerable appreciation is due to
Dr. Bruce H. Jackson
brucehjackson@ gma il.com
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...
Verbal/Linguistic in Math
Picture books about mathematics increase an interest in the students who prefer listening,
reading, or telling the story. Based on the book Sir Cumference and the First Round Table by
Cindy Neuschwander, the researcher...
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...
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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...
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)...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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I kept a weekly journal during my coaching internship in order to share my experiences and thoughts on being a coach and also on leadership in general.
Week of January 31st -
This week we had team try outs. We only had...
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This internship was a great experience for me. I feel that my leadership skills were able to become stronger and I learned many valuable lessons on being a leader. Being the coach of this baseball team, helped me learn...
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Each sport has its own specific tactics that need to happen to be successful, but my findings can help any coach of any sport lead and coach their players more successfully. Each coach, no matter what sport, deals with...
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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...