Date Approved

1-13-2017

Embargo Period

1-17-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA Reading Education

Department

Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Browne, Susan

Second Advisor

Madden, Marjorie

Third Advisor

Lee, Valerie

Subject(s)

Reading (Middle school)

Disciplines

Language and Literacy Education

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine middle school students' motivation to read. The goal was to see what happens to seventh grade students' motivation to read independently when given the opportunity to self-select and discuss books in a classroom setting that mimics a real-world cafe. Motivation profiles, interest surveys, reflections, and student work were all analyzed. The focus group of students demonstrated changes in how students viewed themselves as readers and their desire to read independently for leisure. The implications for teaching in a seventh grade classroom are discussed. A complete data analysis provided the major assertions and implications about the research topic.

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