Capstone Project Title
Secondary English language arts teachers are often responsible for teaching reading, writing, and language standards in a single class hour. Although the goal is to have all students reading at grade level, all too often that is not the case. Many secondary teachers are not trained to identify or provide the best interventions to help their struggling readers, many of whom are several grade levels behind in reading achievement. The capstone reviews the literature to answer the research question, How can middle-level English Language Arts teachers use reading fluency assessment to better know their students and target reading interventions in a mainstream ELA class? It presents a three-session professional development workshop designed to help middle-level ELA teachers understand the importance of reading fluency for their students. In the workshop session, participants identify students for assessment, intervention, and next steps. In the final chapter, the capstone reflects on the process of creating the project, summarizes the salient topics within the literature review, and discusses the potential impact of this work.
Literacy, Reading, Staff Development
Gaschk, Ashley, "Using Reading Fluency Assessment to Target Intervention in the Middle-Level Mainstream ELA Class" (2019). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 323.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects