Engaging at-risk students through the use of alternative texts
The research question addressed is, how can teachers use alternative texts to engage at-risk students in reading? The motivating factor for this capstone was the need for the writer to engage students in texts other then the classroom textbooks. This capstone details the strategies for engaging at-risk students through the use of alternative texts. Key influence for this capstone are the students in the writers Social Studies classrooms who wanted more then a textbook could provide them. Alfred Tatum's book, Teaching reading to black adolescent males: Closing the achievement gap inspired the writer to find ways to engage students in the classroom through alternative texts. The author develops a curriculum designed to help teachers incorporate alternative texts into the core content classrooms through the use of pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading strategies.
Swanson, Jonathan S., "Engaging at-risk students through the use of alternative texts" (2012). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4024.