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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

First Advisor

Dr. Janine M. Schall

Second Advisor

Dr. Michael Guerrero

Third Advisor

Dr. Hilda Medrano


This single subject qualitative case study investigated the impact interest had on reading motivation for a struggling Mexican American adolescent reader from the Rio Grande Valley region of South Texas. Moreover, the study’s findings found several factors that impacted the subject’s motivation to read; factors which impacted the subject’s reading motivation were associated with his home and school life environment, his attitudes towards literacy activities, and the teaching and learning engagements which occurred throughout the study.


Copyright 2012 Abelardo Lopez Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American

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