Summer 7-25-2015



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Kathryn Campbell

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Kate Rodahl

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Kelly O’Brien


A curriculum development project exploring the integration of Social and Emotional Learning skills into the mini-lesson portion of Reader’s Workshop. Included is a definition of Social and Emotional Learning, an exploration of existing Social and Emotional curricula and state standards, a discussion of the effects of Social and Emotional Learning on both students and teachers, and an examination of impacts of Social and Emotional Learning on future success of students. The curriculum developed herein relies on picture books as a framework for enhancing both existing literacy and Social and Emotional curricula. It is organized around the five Social and Emotional Competencies developed by leaders in the field of Social and Emotional Learning. Keywords: Social and Emotional Learning, mini-lessons, Reader’s Workshop


Character Education, Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Teaching, Literacy

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