Capstone Project Title
The research question addressed in this capstone project is: How can teachers scaffold a full-length text in order to increase reading accountability and engagement from students in a middle school setting? The capstone paper documents multiple approaches to reading consistency, growth, accountability and engagement. Additionally, this document follows with the creation of a middle school reading unit meant to engage with the works of Reutzel and Juth (2014), Gallagher (2009), and Daniels (2002). The topics focused on are approaches to reading, influences on student reading motivation, and classroom scaffolds and strategies to promote reading engagement. Included within this capstone paper and project are a literature review of research, a curriculum unit plan, and materials and resources used for this curriculum. Lastly, it concludes with a reflection of the limitations of the curriculum and suggestions for both future usage of the curriculum and continued research on the topic of sustaining reading engagement and accountability in longer texts within a middle school setting.
Curriculum, Scaffolding, Reading Engagement
Vandergon, Elizabeth, "Scaffolding Full-length Texts in a Middle School Classroom to Promote Reading Engagement" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 875.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects