Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
This action research project investigated the best practices of teaching reading in a middle school curriculum requiring reading and writing to be combined in one English course. A private middle school in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, was evaluated on its use of the best practices. The participants were 24 teachers of 13 different subjects taught to students in seventh and eighth grade. All middle school teachers were sent a survey including questions about the best practices of reading across the curriculum, integrated instruction, and cooperative learning. The results of this study suggested that best practices of reading instruction were not being used fully in the middle school curriculum and should be expanded.
Janssen, Kristin M., "Reading as a Necessity: Best Practices for Incorporating Reading into One English Course" (2016). Master of Education Program Theses. 100.