MA Reading Education
Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education
College of Education
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
English Language Learner, Fluency, Motivation, Poetry, Songs
English language--Study and Teaching (Elementary)--Foreign Speakers; Fluency (Language learning)
Elementary Education and Teaching | Language and Literacy Education
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.
Reilly, Dana Nelson, "The power of performance: using songs and poetry to motivate English Language Learners to read in a third grade classroom" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 2358.