Summer 2017


Capstone Project

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Dr. Jennifer Carlson


Many different structures and approaches have been implemented in an effort to provide struggling adolescent readers with appropriate and effective reading intervention. Experts in the field of reading intervention have determined that a successful reading intervention curriculum must include instruction in the areas of fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary aligned to content area curriculum, and also attend to student mindset and motivation. Therefore this researcher set out to design a curriculum to answer the research question: What are the components of an effective middle school reading intervention curriculum? The curriculum created was designed to support struggling adolescent readers in the specific content areas of science, social studies, and English including instruction at least one pre-reading, interacting, and extending activity for every text used. The curriculum created includes both overview information for a reading intervention course along with three sample unit plans and all related student handouts and assignments.

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