Strategies to Increase Background Knowledge in a Secondary Language Arts Classroom
Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
The research question addressed in this project was: How can a middle school language arts teacher effectively increase background knowledge of students affected by the achievement gap? This capstone highlights the historical context of the achievement gap and the status of literacy education today. Based on both literacy research and teacher interviews, the author designed a unit plan to increase students’ background knowledge through the use of the read aloud. Even though this unit plan focused primarily on the read aloud, the author concluded that any instructional strategy used to increase background information would be helpful to middle school learners, especially those affected by the achievement gap.
Curriculum Development, Interview
Achievement, At-risk Students, Curriculum, Reading
Kisiah, Sarah Loraine, "Strategies to Increase Background Knowledge in a Secondary Language Arts Classroom" (2015). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 273.