The purpose of this research project was to determine the effects of literature categories on student engagement. The participants of this research project were selected from a third grade elementary class. They were selected at random. The class was heterogeneous containing twenty-one students. The dependent variable in this project was the student engagement while the independent variable was the literature category. Data was collected for two weeks in each category on student engagement and observational notes were also recorded. This research project determined that the literature category of nonfiction produced a high student engagement when texts were selected based on student’s interests. This study was and is important because educators can use this information to help with classroom lessons and to reach students through literature.
|Advisor:||Reilly Lawson, Tracy|
|Department:||Division of Education|
|School Location:||United States -- New Jersey|
|Source:||MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Elementary education, Literacy, Reading instruction|
|Keywords:||Elementary, Fiction, History of reading, Nonfiction, Reading, Student engagement|
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