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dc.contributor.advisorMorales-Caro, Betsy
dc.contributor.authorMartinez-Marrero, Lizzel
dc.description.abstractThe study examines the reading attitudes, habits, and performance of third graders in an urban elementary school in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico participating in a 20 Book Reading Challenge Program. Five methods were used: questionnaires, short reading passages, comprehension questions, leveling books, and fieldnotes. The results show the importance of motivating students to read independently material that interests them and is at their appropriate reading level. It also shows the importance of getting parents involved in their children’s reading process and reading success. The conclusions show: 1) the reading program motivated the students to read independently, 2) the students were not motivated enough to read other curricular or extracurricular literature beside the reading materials provided to them, 3) the majority of the students were not able to read at or above grade level, and 4) parents showed a positive attitude toward coaching their children’s at-home reading assignments.
dc.description.abstractEl estudio examina las actitudes, hábitos y habilidades de lectura de los estudiantes de tercer grado en una escuela urbana elemental en Mayagüez, Puerto Rico participando en un programa de lectura en inglés. La metodología usada fue: cuestionarios, pasajes cortos de lectura, preguntas de comprensión de lectura, libros codificados por niveles y anotaciones de las observaciones. Los resultados reflejaron la importancia de motivar a los estudiantes a leer en su nivel de lectura y de su interés como también involucrar a los padres en el proceso de lectura y en el éxito de sus hijos. Las conclusiones mostraron que: 1) el programa de lectura había motivado a los estudiantes a leer independientemente, 2) los estudiantes no estaban suficientemente motivados a leer otros libros fuera del programa, 3) la mayoría de los estudiantes no pudieron leer al nivel o por encima del nivel del grado y 4) los padres mostraron interés en ayudar a sus hijos con las lecturas en la casa.
dc.subjectReading (elementary)-activity programsen_US
dc.subjectReading challenge program-elementary school-Puerto Rico-Mayaguezen_US
dc.subjectReading motivation-elementary school studentsen_US
dc.subjectReading promotionen_US
dc.subjectSecond language acquisitionen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Bilingual -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshReading, interestsen_US
dc.subject.lcshElementary schools -- Puerto Rico --Mayaguezen_US
dc.titleReading attitudes, habits and performance of third grade ESL students participating in a reading challenge programen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2009 Lizzel Martinez Marreroen_US
dc.contributor.committeeBlau, Eileen
dc.contributor.committeeWoodall, Billy
dc.contributor.representativeBellido, Carmen Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

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