Paper Type

Master's Thesis


College of Education and Human Services

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Dr. Bruce Gutknecht

Second Advisor

Dr. William Herrold

Rights Statement

Third Advisor

Dr. James Mittelstadt


This curriculum project reviews the methods, materials, and supplemental reading activities that have been shown in the literature to be effective in developing or promoting positive attitudes toward reading and how these can be used as an integral part of the daily reading program. The major findings and some various methods and materials used to measure attitudes toward reading are also discussed. This curriculum project is specifically designed for fourth grade teachers to use in correlation with the Ginn 720 Series, Level 10. The project includes directions for developing a curriculum of activities to promote or develop positive attitudes toward reading in correlation with Ginn, Level 10. The criteria for selection of the activities and stories are included. This project includes a list of the reviewed activities categorized under one of the following headings: oral activities, written activities, arts and crafts, and dramatics. Finally, the stories in Ginn, Level 10 and the suggested activities to promote or develop positive attitudes toward reading are listed for teachers to use as an integral part of their reading program.