M.A. in School and Public Librarianship
Special Educational Services/Instruction
College of Education
Books and reading; Reading (Elementary)
Library and Information Science
The purposes of this study were to determine how much time was dedicated to recreational reading by sixth grade students and what were the topics and genres that interested them. Questionnaires were administered to 201 out of 257 regular education sixth grade students regardless of gender and reading level. According to the results, there was a direct correlation between the types of books that the students enjoyed reading, their opinions on student choice of recreational reading books versus teacher choice of assigned books, and the types of books that they would like to have more of as required reading for English class. Recommendations about how to formulate a sixth grade recreational reading program are discussed.
Smith, Angela M., "Recreational reading program for sixth grade students" (2007). Theses and Dissertations. 844.