Title

Student Interest in Non-Fiction

Date

5-28-2015 6:30 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 8:00 PM

Location

Education (ED) 217

Department

Teacher Education

Session Chair

Alicia Wenzel

Session Chair

Carmen Cáceda

Session Chair

Holly Eckles

Session Title

MAT / MSEd Poster Session 2

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Tracy Smiles

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This study examines the impact that language arts and social studies interdisciplinary studies have on students' engagement with non-fiction texts. This research aims to discover whether or not social studies instruction that is incorporated within literacy teaching encourages further independent, free choice, non-fiction reading among middle school students. Research has shown that as students enter into the middle school years, many students lose interest in reading non-fiction texts. By including compelling non-fiction texts through read alouds and book talks that are relevant to both language arts and social studies instruction, the goal is to examine whether or not these negative feelings can be reversed.

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May 28th, 6:30 PM May 28th, 8:00 PM

Student Interest in Non-Fiction

Education (ED) 217

This study examines the impact that language arts and social studies interdisciplinary studies have on students' engagement with non-fiction texts. This research aims to discover whether or not social studies instruction that is incorporated within literacy teaching encourages further independent, free choice, non-fiction reading among middle school students. Research has shown that as students enter into the middle school years, many students lose interest in reading non-fiction texts. By including compelling non-fiction texts through read alouds and book talks that are relevant to both language arts and social studies instruction, the goal is to examine whether or not these negative feelings can be reversed.