Date Approved

2-7-2017

Embargo Period

2-8-2017

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)

English language--Study and Teaching (Elementary)--Foreign Speakers; Fluency (Language learning)

Disciplines

Elementary Education and Teaching | Language and Literacy Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to find out more about what motivates students to read, and how they can experience success in reading. This study aimed to learn more about this topic by investigating how using poetry and songs during reading instruction in a third grade classroom would impact English Language Learners' attitude and motivation for reading. Data was collected through surveys, interviews, reading assessments, and observations, and I was able to determine how both the students' reading fluency and over reading achievement was effected by singing and reciting poetry. All students showed different levels of growth in the areas being studied: motivation, reading fluency, and reading achievement. After carefully analyzing the data, it can be stated that the students were positively impacted by engaging in singing and reciting poetry as a component of their daily literacy instruction.

Other Repository URL

http://dissertations.umi.com/rowan:10287

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