Capstone Project Title
Torbenson, C. Student-Led Book Clubs Support Reading Engagement in Primary Grades This Capstone project was created to support primary grade teachers in learning about student-led book clubs as a format of literacy instruction. The author set out to answer the question: how can student-led book clubs support the development of reading engagement in primary grades? As an elementary teacher responsible for creating an engaging classroom, the author feels strongly that when students are able to make meaningful connections from school work to real life, learning is more authentic and therefore supports students in building skills for lifelong learning. One intriguing format to create these connections and support student engagement in learning is through student-led book clubs. Research concludes that small-group, student-led book clubs have the opportunity to increase reading engagement. Research also identifies that book clubs have the ability to support ownership over student learning, strengthen listening and speaking skills, as well as increase students’ understanding of the text. Using this information, the author created a website for teachers to learn how to implement small-group, student-led book clubs in primary grades based on researched scaffolds.
Literacy, Reading, Writing
Torbenson, Cassie, ""Student-Led Book Clubs Support Reading Engagement In Primary Grades"" (2019). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 314.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects