The purpose of this project was to develop a better attitude toward reading, vocabulary, and written expression among students 11-13 years old with waning motivation in English and reading. The mode for accomplishing this project was the use of scripts and the TV program, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe."
The students were enthusiastic about the program. All of them increased their vocabulary, became more motivated in reading, and wrote more colorful descriptive sentences and paragraphs. Students' attitudes toward reading improved as evidenced by longer attention spans, no behavior problems, and requests for more reading. Student use of vocabulary and grammatical structures carried over into written assignments and conversational usage.