This qualitative case study explored an inner-city girl's views on school-based literacy activities in relation to several factors identified in the literature as important to children's attitudes toward reading and writing. They include: intrinsic satisfaction the child gains from the activities, the child's beliefs about the importance of schooling, and her relationship with her teacher. The author/researcher's purpose was to further understanding about ways to enhance children's attitudes toward reading and writing.
Leroy, C. (2000). "Why We Do This Is Important": An Inner- City Girl's Attitudes Toward Reading and Writing in the Classroom. Reading Horizons, 41 (2). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol41/iss2/1