Author

Kelly Jordahl

Term

Spring 2021

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MALED

Facilitator(s)

Kelly Killorn

Content Expert

Beth Pearson

Abstract

While at a critical crossroads of a social movement to end systemic racism, and with schools simultaneously pushing for cultural competency training and practices in the classroom, educators are being asked to take on the task of bringing diversified texts to students in the classroom and deepening student understanding of those texts. While there are many strategies for implementation, one research-based strategy is utilizing critical literacy strategies to expand student view and analysis of said diversified texts. This capstone explores deepened questioning strategies, critical literacy strategies, and frameworks for implementation as support for educators to help answer the research question, How does asking questions that promote critical literacy deepen student thinking about a text? Research concludes that teachers deepening their questioning practices, by utilizing critical literacy strategies as one choice, improves students comprehension and deepens student thinking about a text, and opens the door for deepened cultural competency practices in the classroom.

Project Type

Website Creation

Keywords

Curriculum, Literacy, Reading, Social Justice

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text

dc_publisher

DigitalCommons@Hamline

dc_format

application/pdf

dc_source

School of Education Student Capstone Projects

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