Date of Award

Spring 5-10-2016

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Kathy Olmstead

Abstract

This case study is an investigation into the different ways we as educators can effectively engage struggling readers in literacy at the elementary level. This study takes place at a rural school district 80 miles South of Rochester, in the Finger Lakes area and was conducted over a ten-week period. This case study offers insight into the relationship between literacy strategies in the classroom and student engagement. It investigates ways in which teachers can create engaging lessons that foster early literacy development while also allowing the students to become engaged in the texts they read.

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