M.A. Reading Education
Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education
College of Education
Culturally Responsive, Fifth Grade, Multicultural Texts, Reading Specialist, RtI (Response to Intervention)
Culturally relevant pedagogy; Group reading; Multicultural education
Elementary Education and Teaching
The study being presented reviews the journey that five students had over the course of three weeks. I took five struggling readers that were already accepted into a Response to Intervention (RtI) Tier 2 classroom and created a culturally responsive environment for them to learn. This environment was created through a series of choice and freedom of opinion that was displayed throughout discussions and worksheets. In addition to being a culturally responsive teacher, I also integrated multicultural texts into their reading repertoire. The purpose of the multicultural texts was to get the students familiar with other cultures in the world and to see the similarities and differences that occur between cultures. The ultimate goal was to see how the use of culturally responsive instruction and integrating multicultural texts effected fifth grade struggling readers.
Teague, Dana Marie, "The effects of culturally responsive instruction and multicultural texts to support fifth grade struggling readers in an RtI Tier 2 classroom" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 575.