Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Teaching & Learning
The Common Core State Standards are forcing educational professional to develop high-level literacy skills and habits in a student population that is indisputable diverse and generally ill prepared for the demands of the secondary classroom. The practice of close reading is a means of literacy instruction that continually pushes students back into the text to answer text-dependent questions of varying, yet higher, levels of thinking. A variety of lesson plans and text-dependent questions were generated for three pivotal novels to demonstrate close reading as a means of achieving CCSS-level reading and thinking in the general secondary ELA classroom.
Mcnary, Aubrey Jean, "Designing Fiction-Based Close Reading Experiences For The High School English Language Arts Classroom" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 1811.