Term

Fall 2017

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAEd

Facilitator(s)

Susan Manikowski

Content Expert

Kathryn Fox

Abstract

Read-aloud is a strategy that is used in many fifth-grade language arts classrooms, although more often than not it is used to fill time and the only expectation of students is to listen passively. Therefore, the research question addressed in this capstone focused on how to make read-aloud in language arts engaging to students in a fifth-grade classroom. Components and best practices to create an effective read-aloud were explored so that students can participate more actively through different responses during read-aloud. A complete read-aloud guide including sixteen lessons to lead a class through the book The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley was created for teachers to use in the classroom. The author reflects on her personal and professional growth after completing the unit plan and considers how this project will impact the teaching field.

Project Type

Curriculum

Keywords

Curriculum, Reading

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