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Reading promotion; Motivation in education;


Teaching students how to read, comprehend,. and enjoy text are goals that many teachers make in their classrooms each year. Yet, the biggest challenge that goes along with these goals is often student motivation. Motivating students happens in many forms in classrooms around the world. There are research-based techniques for males and females, English speaking and English language learners, each of the multiple intelligences, and overall individual student needs. There is no one proven catchall method for motivating students in the classroom. Instead, teachers are encouraged to find the motivation strategies and techniques that work for specific individuals. This paper discusses many of these techniques and the research that supports them. There are also recommendations included on how to implement these motivational strategies in a meaningful way into the classroom.

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Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Sarah E. Montgomery


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