Creative Inquiry

Current Projects

America Reads: A Tutoring Program at Clemson Elementary School


Clemson University students provide after-school tutoring in reading to 4-5 grade students at Clemson Elementary School. The CI team will explore children's literacy development over the academic year, participate in assessing their reading achievement, and their responses to strategy instruction. The CI team will evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions implemented during tutoring instruction, implement and analyze assessments, and make modifications to interventions to serve struggling readers. 

Courses (See instructor for enrollment)

Creative Inquiry in EDHD (EDHD 3110 009)

Team Leader(s)

Koti HubbardTeacher Education
Linda B Gambrell, PhDTeacher Education


Gambrell, L. B., Hubbard, K., Roberts, L., Jacques, L. & *Kimbrell, L. (submitted). Struggling readers motivation to read. In Garcia, P.O. and Lind, P.B. (Eds.), Reading Achievement and Motivation in Boys and Girls.
Hughes, E.M., Brooker, H., Gambrell, L.B., Foster, V. (2011). "Tutoring and mentoring: The results of an America Reads program on struggling readers' motivation and achievement." The 2011 Yearbook of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers.
Exploring Motivation to Read for Struggling Readers in Grades K - 3Gambrell, L. B., Hubbard, L. R., Jacques, L., & *Kimbrell, L. (2016, December).  Proposal submitted for the Literacy Research Association conference.
Ramey, D., McCrea-Andrews, H., Gambrell, L.B. (2012, December). Fact, Fiction or a Little of Both Accepted for presentation at the Literacy Research Association Conference, San Diego, CA.
Gambrell, L. (April, 2012) The Role of Motivation in Differentiated Literacy Instruction. Institute keynote presented at the International Reading Association, Chicago, IL.

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