Capstone Project Title
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.
Curriculum, Literacy, Reading, Social Justice
Jordahl, Kelly, "Deepening Student Thinking About A Text: Effective Critical Literacy Strategies In The Elementary Classroom" (2021). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 638.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects