The Impact of Participation in a School Library Book Club on Students' Reading Motivation and Achievement
Vannelli, Elizabeth A.
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Reaching grade level proficiency and developing lifelong reading habits are central goals of elementary educators. This study examined the impact of participation in a school library book club upon students’ reading motivation and achievement. Reading promotion activities both motivate students to read and increase their reading proficiency. The study was conducted in a suburban elementary school with six fifth-grade students. The researcher conducted a 10-week book club in which students engaged in literary discussions and activities in a social learning environment. Data were collected using two measures. The Motivation to Read Profile was administered before and after the book club to examine reading self-concept and attitudes. AIMSweb reading assessment data were collected to measure reading achievement levels before and after the book club study. The findings of this study revealed measurable increases in student reading achievement and motivation levels after participation in a school library book club.