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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Reading -- Remedial teaching; Motivation in education;

Abstract

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

2009

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Division of Literacy Education

First Advisor

Mingshui Cai

Second Advisor

Penny L. Beed

Date Original

2009

Object Description

1 PDF file (38 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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