Capstone Project Title
Jon Kahle, Sally Platt
The research question addressed in this project was, what is the impact of Newsela on developing disciplinary content area literacies to improve vocabulary instruction? The author describes the process of researching and creating a literacy action plan developed for the purpose of providing secondary schools with the timeline and implementation tasks for engaging students in authentic literacy experiences in all content areas. Research around effective literacy plans, specifically by Irvin, Meltzer, and Dukes assisted in development of goals, implementation tasks, and criteria for success. The author defines the key components of this plan, detailing new learnings and struggles throughout the process. She concludes that Newsela can be used to develop an effective plan for change if collaboration and a vision for success are clearly established.
Literacy Action Plan
Interdisciplinary Teaching, Leadership, Literacy, Staff Development
Anderson, Nicole, "The Impact Of Newsela On Disciplinary Content Area Literacy To Improve Vocabulary Instruction" (2018). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 147.