How does one create interest in an individual? If the first law of Thermodynamics, that nothing can be created or destroyed, applies to people, then interest cannot be created. Some aspect of interest must already be there. As someone who hopes to be an English Language Arts teacher to upper elementary aged students, I have a challenge ahead of me. Research indicates that many students are not interested in reading or that they are not finding books that speak to their interest. My intention is to discover the seeds of interest already inside students, and to build on those interests by providing books and texts that speak to the holders of those interests. I believe that disinterested readers can be transformed into interested readers, by the simple act of providing them choice in what they read.
Semester/Year of Award
English and Theatre
Restricted Access Thesis
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Rynerson, Rebekah E., "The Book Seeder's Students" (2017). Honors Theses. 476.