MA Reading Education
Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education
College of Education
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
aesthetic response, multicultural literature, reading
Culturally relevant pedagogy; Book clubs (Discussion groups)
Elementary Education | Language and Literacy Education
The purpose of this study was to see if the use of a multicultural novel in a book club setting would produce aesthetic reading. The specific aim was to see if this would happen to fifth graders in an after school program club. Conversation recordings, pre and post surveys about aesthetic reading, reader's notebooks, and the teacher's journal have been analyzed. The focus group demonstrated growth in making aesthetic responses. The implications for using the components in a classroom are discussed.
Stevens, Kasey Leigh, "An exploratory research on aesthetic reading of a multicultural novel in a book club setting amongst fifth grade students" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 2511.