Research Proposal

Reading homework in connection to increased reading ability?

Synthesis of Proposal

Research Proposal Question: Does assigning a reading reflection in addition to reading thirty minutes every school night compared to only reading the assigned thirty minutes affect reading abilities?

Who: 6th Grade students (due to the adolescent age tending to be unmotivated)

What kind of Research: Quantitative Study

Where: Midwestern school, Chicago suburb, diverse building, 54% low-income, two 6th grade classrooms

What data to collect: F & P Levels at the beginning of the study and after, reading logs

How long: One semester

Intended Outcomes of the Study

The rationale for this research proposal stems from a problem my teammates and I face every year. I am hoping to see if assigning some type of written work to hold students accountable for their reading at home will affect their reading ability. We know research shows that the more you read the smarter you get, so does holding them accountable by assigning written work make them do their work, and in turn increase their reading level? The purpose for this proposed study is to dig into the issues of reading homework.


Rationale: I am hoping to see if assigning some type of written work to hold students accountable for their reading at home will affect their reading ability. We know research shows that the more you read the smarter you get, so does holding them accountable by assigning written work make them do their work, and in turn increase their reading level?


Goals:


  • By observing two classrooms the intended outcome is that by assigning a written reflection alongside reading homework, it will show an increase in reading level.

Methodology