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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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A Family Literacy Approach In A Second Grade Classroom, Katie R. Coder

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Culturally Responsive Grammar: Utilizing Contrastive Grammar Analysis To Support Knowledge Of Modern Dialects In The High School Classroom, Katie Corrigan

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How Can I Best Support Classroom Teachers With Their Use And Understanding Of Tier Two Interventions?, Shelley Harris

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Is A Single Or Multicomponent Reading Intervention Program More Effective At Enhancing Outcomes For Struggling Readers In Intermediate Grades?, Barbara Klun

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Southeast Asian American Community: Improving Students Literacy Performance Through The Involvement Of The After School Literacy Enrichment Program, Kalia Lee

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Using Repeated Oral Assisted Reading To Improve The Fluency Of Students With Learning Disabilities, Angela J. Leyk

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Reciprocal Teaching: Improving Students Reading Comprehension, Nora O'Malley

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How Can An Individual’s Growth Mindset Be Improved By Using Self-Assessment Techniques?, Elizabeth A. Ryan

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Incorporating Effective Practices Into An Intermediate Classroom To Improve Student Writing, Heidi M. Shannon

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

Bilingual Children’s Early Home Literacy, Mohamud M. Aden

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How Can Implementing Oral Language Strategies Support First Grade Struggling Readers?, Alexandra Kraemer Askew

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Response to Intervention in the Kindergarten Classroom, Megan Elizabeth Bauer

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Using Evidence-based Spelling instruction to Support Elementary Students: A Self-Study, Brigid Ayn Berger

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How does culturally responsive curriculum impact African American student’s literacy development in the primary grades?, Kaylan Louise Carlson

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Creating a Community of Writers the First Week of School, Jeanne Fimmen

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Thematic Learning and English Learners: Integrating Authentic Literacy in an Experience-Based Summer Program for English Learners, Miranda Michelle Gamayunov

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The Impact of Critical Literacy on the Moral Reasoning of Adolescents, Sierra Mae Gilbertson

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How Does The Development of Early Literacy Skills and The Partnership Between a Child’s Home and School Promote Literacy Success?, Teri Greenstein

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Using Text Sets to Foster Critical Literacy Skills in Fifth Grade Social Studies, Brooke Malyn Haley

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HOW CAN SCIENCE AND LITERACY BE INTEGRATED IN A FIFTH GRADE CIRRICULUM?, Kathryn J. Hellen

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How Fostering Parent/Teacher Communication Impacts Literacy Development In The Primary Grades, Melissa Ann Hibbard

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The Effect Technology has on Student Comprehension and Motivation, Paul Richard Holland

How can middle school language arts teachers engage unmotivated readers in independent reading?, Kevin Jeffrey Homstad

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How Does Young Adult Literature Foster Reading Growth in the Striving Secondary Reader?, Elizabeth Catherine Jensen

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How can embedding critical literacy practices through the use of text sets foster a growth mindset in a first grade classroom?, Rachel Ann Johnson

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How Does Explicit Instruction Enhance the Understanding of Academic Vocabulary for Middle School English Learners?, Katherine Marie Kermes

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THE CONNECTION BETWEEN MOVEMENT AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN A KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM, Catherine B. Lay

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English Language Learners and Learning Disabilities, Erin Elizabeth Logan

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Culturally Responsive Vocabulary Curriculum: Third Grade Culturally Responsive Vocabulary Guide, Maureen McCullagh

How do the reading habits and attitudes of middle school parents correlate with those with those of their young adolescent children?, Julie Ann Meyer

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Using Critical Literacy to Build Community Among Minority Adolescents, Julia Quinn Moe

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What Effect Does Full Day Kindergarten Have On Student Achievement In Literacy?, Philip Lee Munkvold

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21st Century Literacy: Blending the English 12 Classroom, Natalie Nelson

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Motivating First Grade Struggling Readers through Comprehension Strategy Instruction, Jessica Annmarie Nivala

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How Can Text-­Based Debates Increase Empathy in Upper Elementary Students, Melissa M. Ogden

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Integrating Standards and 21st Century Skills to Increase Engagement, Andrea Michelle Peterson

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HOW DOES THE AMOUNT OF RECESS IMPACT STUDENT BEHAVIOR IN THE KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM?, Theresa Phillippo

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Word Study Promotes the Application of Spelling Skills within Elementary Students’ Independent Writing, Sarah Kay Rabideau

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BEST PRACTICES FOR CO-TEACHING LITERACY IN THE SECONDARY LANGUAGE ARTS CLASSROOM, Anne Robenhorst

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Using Literacy Centers To Support A Balanced Literacy Program In A Pre-K Classroom, Jacquelin Ann Rowan

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How Vocabulary Word Selection, Instructional Strategies, And Assessments Affect Student Retention Of Newly Learned Words, Amber Rustand

How can critical literacy theory impact the engagement of struggling secondary readers?, Tina Delancey Schaefer

HOW ANCHOR CHARTS CAN ENGAGE STUDENTS IN INTERACTIVE READ-ALOUDS, Christine Simmet

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How Formative Assessments can be Utilized to Respond to Student Needs Within a Balanced Literacy Framework, Amber Ann Steinmeyer

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TEACHER SUSTAINABILITY CULTURAL WEALTH AMONG SUBURBAN EDUCATORS OF COLOR, Verna Wong

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How can teachers motivate struggling middle school readers in an intervention classroom?, Heather Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Strategies to Support Vocabulary Development in Middle School Content Area Classrooms, Caitlyn Bandy

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Effective Conversations Around Tough Text Within Middle School Literature Circles, Gretchen Elizabeth Enselein

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How do the Life Stories of Non-Traditional Students Impact Their Educational Journeys, Janna Lynn Graham

Effective redirecting language in a Responsive Classroom setting, Blair Nicole Jedinak

How can teachers create a positive classroom culture that promotes student engagement and increases academic achievement?, Ann Marie Johnson

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Critical Literacy for Linguistically Diverse Students, Jennifer Ann King

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Mentor texts ability to boost young writer’s confidence, paired with mini-lessons and explicit instruction, Allison Juanita Koester

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How Can Standards-Based Grading be Implemented into an English Language Arts Classroom in Order to Give More Accurate Feedback of Student Achievement, Taunya Kolbinger

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How can critical literacy be used to address social justice issues through a first grade social studies read aloud curriculum?, Katie L. Lorenz

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How Do Interactive Read-Alouds Promote Engagement and Oral Language Development in Kindergarten, Laura Leigh Mikul

A Culturally Relevant Writing Curriculum for Ojibwe Adolescents, Gail Marie Netland

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Tutoring as an Elementary Reading Intervention to Benefit Bilingual Learners in Mexico, Hannah Marie Paulson

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Developing the 21st Century Skills of Creativity, Collaboration and Information Fluency in a Kindergarten Classroom, Corrine Marie Schmidt

Compiling a text set of banned/challenged books to increase interest in the core curriculum of a high school language arts classroom, Cynthia Leigh Swenson

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Instructional Coaching: How Does It Impact Teacher Efficacy In An Elementary Setting?, Kristen Lynn Wilking

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Using a culturally relevant text effectively to support diversity, racial equity, and school community building, Syra Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

Integrating Literacy Strategies into the Math Classroom to Improve the Math Skills of English Language Learners, Bonnie Jeanette Albright

How do three K-12 educational leaders describe effective leadership?, Holly D. Brunson

How explicit sight word instruction increases work recognition in a kindergarten classroom, Lindsey K. Bunting

How can primary writing instruction support the development of struggling readers in a Response to Intervention framework?, Hanson Kelly Carroll

Story Stretching: An Instructional Writing Technique, Amy Marie Coughlan

Building background knowledge through interactive read-alouds to promote engagement in an intermediate classroom, Heather Marie Davis

Accelerating first grade reading growth through systematic yet responsive phonics instruction, Christine K. Dickinson

How can kindergarten reading instruction be differentiated in order to support students and align with a Christian school's core beliefs and practices?, Elizabeth A. Dymanyk

Elements from Family Literacy Programs that Support Student Parents Enrolled in Developmental Reading Courses at a Community College, Shana Letnes Erickson

How a curriculum framework for higher order thinking questioning can be used to deepen primary students' learning, Ashley Feehan

Using evidence-based reading instruction to address the vocabulary needs of adult striving readers, Terrisa M. Fisher

How Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D. dogs) in an Elementary Intervention Program are Perceived by Teachers and Students, Emily Gallatin

Integrating character education in the classroom using young adult literature to strengthen the social and emotional awareness of middle school students, Rachel J. Gustafson

Reading fluency: repeated reading paired with audio passage practice, Rosemary K. Heim

Creating physical science curriculum supported by differentiated readings, Jordan Herman

How can a sense of community affect achievement in a reader's workshop?, Dawn M. Hydukovich

Explicitly Teaching Fourth Graders How To Peer Conference, Alyssa J. Isaacs

How does adopting a critical literacy approach to instruction in a secondary reading classroom improve the level of engagement of struggling adolescent readers?, Rhonda L. Johnson Marn

Impacting the reading of informational text: explicitly teaching during-reading strategies to struggling middle school readers, Janelle D. Juberian

How have literacy trends impacted teacher preparation and delivery, Tracy K. Lermon

How parents and caregivers can encourage comprehension and metacognition in emergent readers during storytime, Lauren E. McClain

Teaching Vocabulary to Elementary English Language Learners, Toni Marie McDevitt

How can effective models of instruction to be used for English Learners in primary grades?, Zachary J. Mernin

Using a Book Club blog to motivate and support middle school readers, Kit Murley-Henspeter

Engagement and motivation for adolescent males: increasing engagement and motivation for independent reading for adolescent male readers in an intervention reading class, Molly H. Oklobzija

How scaffolded guided reading instruction impacts the growth and confidence of ELL males in a gender based classroom, Amber Palony

Implementing a Response to Intervention literacy framework at the middle school level: reflections and observations, Heather R. Schmidt

How critical literacy strategies engage and deepen the thinking of secondary English Learners, Leah K. Sedler

Developing an effective coaching framework that supports teachers with their literacy instruction in an elementary setting, Gina J. Spoo

How does building background knowledge influence struggling readers motivation at the secondary level, Jacklyn Lee Thompson

What research supports as an appropriate model for English literacy instruction in K-1 classrooms in a two-way immersion program, Catherine A. Thomson

How culturally responsive teaching can foster a sense of belonging for underserved students in an elementary classroom, Pang Xiong

Using thinking and questioning strategies to support and help struggling readers become more engaged with text in a sixth grade reading classroom, Stephanie M. Zellmer

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

Twenty-six letters: a study in the motivation of reluctant middle school readers, Kathryn Athmann

How can fluency and comprehension strategies be implemented in an urban setting to promote active literacy engagement in the classroom?, Carrie M. Berndt

Phonemic awareness: a piece of the literacy puzzle, Jennifer L. Boyd

How can I create a teachers' guide focusing on social media to help support learning and increase student motivation in the secondary classroom?, Lindsay Crownhart

Conducting reading conferences during reading workshop in a third grade classroom, Heather Lea Holder Davis