Publication Date


Document Type


First Advisor

Farris, Pamela J.

Degree Name

B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)

Legacy Department

Department of Literacy and Elementary Education


In order to create a worthwhile reading program, various topics must be researched and discussed. A beneficial reading program does not just consist of reading and discussing a text. Rather, multiple aspects must be included in the program. In researching the topics of reading and writing, a wide variety of results formed both the basis for this paper and for the program itself Instead of specifically researching information on developing reading programs, the research for this program revolved around various topics that would aid in increasing both reading interest and reading comprehension. Increasing these two favors has become the major goal and focus of the entire reading program. By utilizing research aimed at arriving at this goal, the program can be developed based on the combination of previous knowledge and newly acquired ideas. In other words, I hope to use both my past experiences and the research to learn how to develop a summer reading program that will aid me in furthering my knowledge of reading instruction. By doing this, invaluable experience in reading program development is ventured to be gained.


Includes bibliographical references.||Some text rendered incorrectly.


131 pages (various pagings)




Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type