Graduate Project Title
Improving Second Graders’ Understanding and Use of Genre Through the Classroom Library
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
The research supports the importance of the classroom library, using the classroom library to introduce non-fiction text, and developing students' understanding of genre using the classroom library as a tool. The purpose of this project is to improve second graders' understanding and use of genre through the classroom library. The project includes eight units focused on realistic fiction, poetry, fantasy, folktales, myths and legends, non-fiction (information books), biographies, and fairytales. Each unit combines student focused group book sorting, book browsing, reading log entries, whole group activities, and a genre review form. Pre- and post- unit assessment, in the form of a student interview, along with the reading log and genre review form are included in the appendices.
Arquette, Melissa Kristene, "Improving Second Graders’ Understanding and Use of Genre Through the Classroom Library" (2009). All Graduate Projects. 107.