Capstone Project Title
INCORPORATING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING INTO LITERACY INSTRUCTION WITHIN A KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM By Kelsey Peterson The research question addressed in this capstone project was: How can social and emotional learning (SEL) be incorporated into literacy instruction in a kindergarten classroom? This capstone project was identified through the author’s professional experience of teaching kindergarten and observing an increase of students having difficulty with self-regulation and attention issues. The author identified a need for explicit instruction in social and emotional learning to better support students with regulating their emotions, communicating their feelings, and problem-solving independently. An interactive read aloud text set was created incorporating Collaborative for Academic, Social Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) five competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making. The text set includes lesson plans for 20 books that can be implemented at the beginning of the school year for kindergarten classrooms when teachers are creating rules, practicing routines, and forming a supportive classroom environment.
Peterson, Kelsey, "Incorporating Social and Emotional Learning into Literacy Instruction within a Kindergarten Classroom" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 546.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects