M.A. Reading Education
Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education
College of Education
choice, conferences, motivation, reading
Books and reading; Culturally relevant pedagogy
Language and Literacy Education
The purpose of this study was to examine how student discussions during reading conferences impact literacy learning in the areas of student comprehension and motivation. Surveys, interviews, audio recorded discussions, and notes in a teacher research journal were all analyzed for emerging themes. The findings show that reading conferences have a positive impact on student literacy learning, specifically that there was an increase in reading comprehension and motivation. The data also revealed the major role that critical, multicultural texts have on reading comprehension and motivation for reading when coupled with reading conferences. Implications for future research are discussed.
Danter, Ashley Butenewicz, "Reading conferences and impact on literacy learning" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 2810.