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Building Literacy Strategies in a Freshman English Classroom


Abstract An unrelenting need exists to improve literacy instruction in secondary schools in the United States. Reading scores, especially among minority and language minority students, as well as the economically disadvantaged, have not produced significant gains in recent years. The problem of low level reading skills in secondary grades is complicated to address, however, as many secondary teachers find themselves ill-equipped to deal with the challenges they face. Improving student achievement by integrating reading comprehension strategies into the freshman English curriculum was the ultimate goal of this innovation. A total of 15 freshman English language arts teachers and 30 freshman students participated in this 14 week action research study,... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Williams, Jeffrey (Author) / Roe, Mary (Advisor) / Weber, Catherine (Committee member) / Allen, Althe (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational leadership / Language arts / Reading instruction
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 169 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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