Capstone Project Title
This capstone identifies strategies and practices middle school social studies teachers can integrate into their instruction to support readers of all abilities. It addresses the research question, how can middle social studies teachers better meet the needs of students who struggle in reading? The author documents the importance of combining literacy instruction with social studies instruction due to the adoption of Common Core’s ELA standards and to better support readers in comprehension of complex text. The author also examines the needs of struggling readers and how literacy practices can enrich social social studies instruction. Focusing on vocabulary and comprehension strategies, the research explains how readers can improve and better meet their goals in social studies and literacy. A website was created to showcase research findings and provide a valuable resource for middle school social studies teachers to utilize as they integrate literacy into their instruction to support readers.
Stevens, Megan, "Meeting The Needs Of Struggling Readers In Middle School Social Studies" (2017). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 106.