Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1992

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Candace E. Schulhauser

Second Committee Member

David N. Shorr

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


Elementary age children without a desire to read may be reluctant readers. Many factors may contribute to this condition, and research indicates that parents and teachers need to provide ideas and activities to motivate the reluctant reader to enjoy pleasure reading. Reading activities and ideas are compiled to be used by parents and teachers to spark an interest in books in the reluctant reader.