Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Reading -- Remedial teaching; Motivation in education;
This literature review examined the impact that instructional materials have on the motivation and literacy engagement of struggling readers. Its purpose was to determine the influence instructional materials have on struggling readers' engagement with text, which instructional materials have a positive effect on struggling readers, the influence that informational text has on students' reading motivation, the impact of gender on the selection of effective instructional materials, and what instructional materials have a positive impact on struggling male readers. Through this review, instructional materials were found to have a positive effect on literacy engagement when they are at an appropriate level, relate to student interests and prior knowledge, are easily accessible, represent a balanced and diverse selection of text, and allow for freedom of choice based on gender preferences.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Literacy Education
Penny L. Beed
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©2009 Kimberly Weeks
Weeks, Kimberly, "The impact of instructional materials on the motivational of struggling readers" (2009). Graduate Research Papers. 1689.