Motivating Reading Utilizing Inquiry Based Assessments

Valerie Choron


Individualized reading intervention sessions, tailored to the selected student’s interests, develops a deepened growth in motivation that can benefit student engagement. Facilitating one on one intervention sessions provides an opportunity for an educator to discover a method for enhancing student engagement. Through these focused learning opportunities and the utilization of reading inventories, such as the Motivation for Reading Questionnaire (MRQ), inquiry based learning takes advantage of small sessions to allow for growth. Individual sessions with a selected student increase the likelihood openness and help alleviate isolation. Reading fluency and comprehension skills increase when the student develops an individualized purpose, and through this development, continued educational benefits lay the foundation for future success.

Keywords: Motivation, Intervention, Inquiry based learning, Student engagement, Focused learning opportunities


Motivation, Intervention, Inquiry based learning, Student engagement, Focused learning opportunities

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