Raising Motivation in Struggling Readers 2AbstractThis literature review looks at tangible ways to raise motivation, specifically focusing onstruggling readers. In addition to raising motivation, this study seeks to identify and quantifycommon attitudes these readers display.Research reviewed is focused on six areas: 1. Perception(s) of self and reading,2. Resistance, 3. Barriers, 4. Home Environment, 5. Successful Interventions, 6. Best Practices.
Through these areas commonalties are highlighted along with historical successful best practices. This study focuses on these questions: What things have been tried and foundsuccessful by educators/researchers to raise motivation in apprehensive readers? How dosuccessful readers approach text differently than struggling readers?This study will help educators to identify attitudes and actions that struggling readersdisplay when attempting to engage in reading. Though these readers face formidable barriersthere are always ways to move past those barriers in the direction of enjoying, andcomprehending reading.This study provides tools to educators and administrators for the sole purpose of raisingmotivation in readers who have historically struggled with reading and comprehension.