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Jamie Doronkin | PhD

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This pilot study explored factors that influence student involvement in the book title selection process for the classroom library. Research questions were: “If I ask 3-5th grade teachers working in large urban school districts about their priorities in student involvement of text selection for their classroom libraries, in what ways, if any, could that information inform student agency in the classroom library selection processes?” and “If I ask 3-5th grade teachers working in large urban school districts about their barriers in student involvement of text selection for their classroom libraries, in what ways, if any, could that information inform student agency in the classroom library selection processes?” Information was gathered via an electronic survey questionnaire and responses were comprised of quantitative and qualitative data. Frequency counts determined the most significant objectives of titles, the primary influence of student involvement, and the most significant barrier to student involvement. Themes around barriers and methods of student involvement emerged from open-ended responses. Participants appeared most concerned with selecting titles that match student interest, while also finding this a barrier. Surveying students and observing students were primary methods for involving students. Lastly, providing students with titles that encourage voluntary, recreation reading drove student involvement.

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

College

College of Education and Allied Health

Department

Education

Program

Collaborative High Impact Instruction

Publication Date

2021

Publisher

Fontbonne University Archives

City

St. Louis, MO

Keywords

classroom library, student participation, elementary education, reading, children’s literature, reading material selection

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

The Craft of Constructing a Classroom Library: Student Involvement in Book Title Selection

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