Spring 4-18-2016



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Stephanie Reid

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Carrie Wrona

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Tim Leistikow


The research question addressed in this curriculum development projects was, how does young adult literature foster reading growth in the striving secondary reader? The author researched issues surrounding current literacy intervention practices, motivation and engagement of secondary readers, and the issues surrounding striving secondary readers. The author focuses on the research of Gallagher, Ivey, and Guthrie as a basis for the curriculum developed. The curriculum project also focuses on the use of Young Adult Literature as a means of intervention for striving secondary readers. The author created an annotated text set of Young Adult Literature that focuses on texts from a variety of genres. In addition, the author created lesson plans that can be used with the texts presented in the annotated text set and with alternate texts that teachers may be using in their classrooms.

Research Methodology

Curriculum Development


Curriculum, Literacy, Reading

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