Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction
choice, reading, comprehension, satisfaction, motivation, participation
This study investigated the effects choice has on student comprehension, motivation and overall satisfaction in a small-group setting within the reading classroom. The focus for this study was to determine if allowing students the opportunity to choose the book that is read in small-group is more beneficial than having the book chosen by the teacher. Data were collected through student comprehension scores, student surveys, and teacher observation sheets. Research took place within two 4th grade classrooms in a small school in central Minnesota. The results of this study indicated that allowing choice has positive effects on student learning.
Proell, Jessica, "The Effects of Book Choice in Small-Group Reading" (2021). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 505.