Date Approved

1-22-2018

Embargo Period

1-23-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA Reading Education

Department

Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Browne, Susan

Second Advisor

Chen, Xiufang

Third Advisor

Abraham, Stephanie

Subject(s)

Culturally relevant pedagogy; Book clubs (Discussion groups)

Disciplines

Elementary Education | Language and Literacy Education

Abstract

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.

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