The research question addressed in this capstone project was: How can K-2 teachers boost student motivation in reading through interactive read-alouds using culturally relevant texts? After delving into the research on reading motivation, Culturally Relevant Texts, creating a Culturally Relevant Text set, developing student identity, promoting students’ appreciation of cultural diversity, and Interactive Read Alouds, the author created a "We Are All Different and That’s Beautiful” Text Set Unit which promotes students’ appreciation of cultural diversity by incorporating culturally relevant texts and interactive read-alouds. The text set unit with eight chosen culturally relevant texts and matching interactive read-aloud lesson plans are included in the curriculum. These lessons guide instructors to highlight the significance of taking pride in learners’ identity and culture, as well as exposing them to other diverse cultures through texts. Students develop relationships with the texts, explore their own identities and cultures, and learn the value of understanding and appreciating those who are different from them. This also boosts their enthusiasm and curiosity in reading.
Achievement, Literacy, Motivation, Reading
Nguyen, Thi Hoai Anh, "A Need For Culturally Relevant Texts To Motivate K-2 Students In Reading" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 1001.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects