Date of Award

Summer 1995

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Education (M.Ed.)

Department

College of Education

Abstract

An informal reading survey questionnaire explored whether teachers are lifetime readers and if so how they might help their students become lifetime readers. Teachers from three schools, preschool through fifth grade responded to the survey. Research done showed teacher and students sharing, read alouds and silent reading and teachers communicating their love of books and reading to students were the major points needed to help students become lifetime readers. Conclusions drawn from the survey show that teachers need to "act" like lifetime readers by reading more themselves and reading more in their classrooms. The survey also revealed that teachers today have far more outside competition than teachers did in the past when it comes to helping students become lifetime readers.

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