Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1999

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Linda Beath

Second Committee Member

Andrea Bowman

Third Committee Member

Joe Schomer


The purpose of this project was to design and collect instructional strategies to help reluctant primary readers understand that reading can be a pleasurable experience. There are many students who are unmotivated to read. Research has shown that students should engage in meaningful literacy activities and see that there is a purpose to read. The activities collected for this project can be used to supplement the reading program used in the regular classroom. Many of these activities can be adapted to different content areas and learning styles. The Essential Academic Learning Requirements were used as a guideline for gathering the activities to be used with students.