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Running head: PERSONAL ACTION RP 1 Personal Action Research Plan Action Research for Educators July 31, 2011
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Running head: PERSONAL ACTION RP 2 Personal Action Research Plan The students I work with come from low-income, military families, and single-parent homes, which lead us to believe that their educational opportunities are, to some extent, non- existent. The district is comprised of almost 50,000 students that attend PreK through 12 th grade; the majority are African-Americans or mixed ethnicities. We are a Title I school with nine kindergarten classes ranging from 22 to 24 students per class. Our students are from 4 to 5 years old and some attended PreK and some have not attended school before. My district uses the CScope curriculum, which provides strategies and tools ranging from performance indicators to activities and vocabulary instruction. The most valuable piece of CScope is the scope and sequence, which is specifically what skills, will be taught and when they will be taught. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) outline this curriculum. Although it is a good resource, it does not outline specific teaching strategies. It is for that reason that I have chosen to research and learn more about motivating my students to read. Part A: Topic and Content In this modern world it has become an up hill task to motivate and encourage students to study. I have had experiences that have made me realize how hard it is to motivate students in the classroom setting. Some students are insufficient when it comes to the power and intuitiveness of decoding both written and spoken words in whichever subject they undertake. This has led to a decrease in the level of motivation among this population of students. My research aims at promoting the initiation of the motivation process at the earliest age possible. This may involve motivating students as early as during kindergarten. This is a wondering inquiry research that entails teachers carrying out the task in a specified
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Running head: PERSONAL ACTION RP 3 contextual setting. “Context represents a particular school within a particular state and within a particular country” (Dana & Yendol-Hoppey, 2009, p. 54). From my research, it can be deduced that for any successful reading culture to occur, there must be motivation at the earliest time possible. There are numerous approaches that can be employed in motivation of youngsters to develop a reading culture. Appreciation of self and realization of the value reading holds goes a long way in motivating young people to develop a positive reading culture. In addition, motivation stems from the daily occurrences such as the time spent talking about books, choice and incentives, all of which bring about motivation among the concerned young people (Gambrell & Marinak, 2009). This is the reason that has led me to lay more emphasis on motivating my students into a positive reading culture, which they love. As a result, I have developed a wondering question: How can I use audio books with
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