M.A. Reading Education
Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education
College of Education
Susan Browne, Ed.D.
Committee Member 1
Xiufang Chen, Ph.D.
Committee Member 2
Valarie G. Lee, Ed.D.
Elementary, Mentor Text, Multicultural, Second Grade, Workshop, Writing
Culturally relevant pedagogy; Language arts (Elementary)
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Elementary Education | Language and Literacy Education
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of the utilization of relevant multicultural mentor texts during writer’s workshop instruction in the second-grade classroom. The specific aim is to understand how students relate these diverse texts to their development of literacy skills. This study is grounded in the theoretical frameworks of culturally relevant education and reader response theory. Upon data triangulation analysis, the following themes were identified: 1. Multicultural Literature Promoted Engagement with Literacy, 2. Multicultural Mentor Texts as a Guide for Writing, and 3. Writing as a Social Practice within the Writer’s Workshop Model. Implications regarding the significance of multicultural literature and best practices for elementary writing instruction are also discussed. Ultimately, the research suggests that students benefit from literacy instruction that incorporates multicultural literature and offers opportunities for socialization during writing instruction.
Carbonaro, Ellen R., "MULTICULTURAL MENTOR TEXTS IN 2ND GRADE WRITER’S WORKSHOP" (2023). Theses and Dissertations. 3111.