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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

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How Elementary Teachers Craft Their Instruction During A 90-Minute Reading Block To Meet The Needs Of Readers Who Struggle, Jennifer Berrigan Jun 2012

How Elementary Teachers Craft Their Instruction During A 90-Minute Reading Block To Meet The Needs Of Readers Who Struggle, Jennifer Berrigan

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this six week study was to investigate how elementary teachers craft their literacy instruction during a whole group 90-minute reading block to support students who struggle with reading. I designed this study of seven classroom teachers to parallel my personal philosophy that all students can learn how to read. As a new special education and consultant teacher I struggled with effective ways to plan my reading lessons to accommodate the range of students, particularly those students who struggle with reading and writing. Conducting this study has given me a better understanding of some of the processes teachers ...


How Reading Newspapers Influences The Literacy Leaming Of The African American Male Student, Debra Ann Joseph-Mcewen Jun 2012

How Reading Newspapers Influences The Literacy Leaming Of The African American Male Student, Debra Ann Joseph-Mcewen

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of my research is to explore how, through conducting several literacy lessons, the use of newspapers influences the literacy learning of African American male students. My research questions are how does reading newspapers influence the literacy learning of African American male students? Through reading newspapers are African American male students able to make connections to them with regard to their life experiences? Does the reading of newspapers promote critical thinking in African American male students? The methods used to collect data for my research will be inclusive of field notes, audio tape recordings, observations and student work samples ...


Use Of Dialogue Joumals To Support Independent Reading In A Fourth Grade Classroom, Kylie Armstrong May 2012

Use Of Dialogue Joumals To Support Independent Reading In A Fourth Grade Classroom, Kylie Armstrong

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This was an inquiry-based research study exploring the impact of using dialogue journals to support independent reading within a fourth grade classroom. The research was qualitative in nature and featured multiple case studies. The overarching aim of this study was to investigate the following question: How does using a dialogue journal to support independent reading impact students' learning? The study sought to answer this question by exploring how writing in dialogue journals supports students' understanding of their independent reading, writing for a specific audience, and critical appreciation of books and reading attitude. Data collection included observations, interviews, and writing samples ...