Over the last 15 years, researchers have become increasingly interested in children’s motivation to read. Because reading is an exigent activity that often involves choice, motivation is crucial to reading engagement. The purpose of this case study was to investigate students’ attitudes toward reading at Buffalo State College Literacy Center’s summer reading clinic. It was hypothesized that students’ attitudes would improve during their literacy clinic attendance because students received dynamic support from reading specialist candidates. Students’ attitudes were assessed through classroom observations and informal interviews. Findings indicated that reading specialist candidates’ consistent involvement in the learning process was crucial for students’ success. Furthermore, students’ attitudes toward reading were found to be multidimensional and challenging to assess.

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