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Pane, Pamela – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2014
This study sought to determine the impact of blogs on student motivation to discuss literature. The participants were 11 male and 12 female fourth grade students ranging from eight to ten years of age. All of the students were instructed in one classroom located in a suburban school setting. All students had access to computers fitted with high…
Descriptors: Electronic Journals, Student Journals, Student Motivation, Literature Appreciation
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Shea, Mary; Shea, Brian – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2013
This article presents rationale for an enhanced inquiry approach to science education that authentically integrates content knowledge and application skills in a middle school science curriculum. Such pedagogy ensures students' attainment of national and state standards for learning science and multiple literacies (e.g. language arts and…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Grade 4, Middle School Students
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Cummins, Sean; Streiff, Melissa; Ceprano, Maria – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
The academic landscape has been changing over the last several years bringing with it an emphasis on high stakes testing. Studies conducted over the past several years that have shown the success of the Question-Answer-Relationships (QAR) strategy in helping students develop their comprehension skill. This study looks at the effects of the QAR…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Grade 4, Reading Strategies
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Seitz, Lindsey – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2010
Over the last 15 years, researchers have become increasingly interested in children's motivation to read. Because reading is an exigent activity that often involves choice, motivation is crucial to reading engagement. The purpose of this case study was to investigate student attitudes toward reading at summer reading clinic through an urban…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, Reading Motivation