Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1995

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Susan M. Madley

Second Committee Member

Joe Schomer

Third Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson


This project was conducted to determine whether sustained silent reading had a positive effect on the attitudes of fourth grade students. The Kear and McKenna Elementary Reading Attitude Survey was administered in a pretest, posttest format to three classes with one class designated as a control group. The results indicated no difference in attitude as a result of implementing a silent reading program.