Date Approved

1-18-2017

Embargo Period

1-18-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA Reading Education

Department

Language, Literature, and Sociocultural Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Browne, Susan

Second Advisor

Madden, Marjorie

Third Advisor

Lee, Valerie

Subject(s)

Motivation in education; Language arts (Elementary)

Disciplines

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the type of mindsets held by first graders and to determine what happens when they are exposed to ways to have a growth mindset. The goal is to see what happens when children use a growth mindset when asked to engage in challenging literacy activities. First graders were first evaluated using a mindset survey and reading levels were determined. Logic puzzles were given and timed to determine if work effort matched that of the mindset survey. Students showed a change in mindset and growth in reading abilities. Implications for future research are discussed.

Other Repository URL

http://dissertations.umi.com/rowan:10281

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