Date of Award

Fall 12-13-2020

Document Type

Education 590 Project

Degree Name

Master of Education



Department Chair or Program Director

Huffman, Jane

First Advisor

Guth, Nancy

Major or Concentration



Research shows that, there is has been a dramatic drop in how much students are reading as they move up in grade levels. The goal of this research is to find ways that teachers can provide variety for reading material in classrooms and strategies to promote student interest in reading. A survey of English teachers was conducted in order to understand teachers’ perspectives of strategies to engage students in reading. The survey also explored reasons why some teachers have been unable to use strategies that can provide variety in reading material to engage their students. This research provides tools and information to new and veteran teachers on how to motivate students and help them to be more engaged readers in the classroom.

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