Graduate Project Title
Using Bicycles As A Theme For A Cross-Curricular Literacy Program In A Secondary Alternative Setting
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Nancy E. Jurenka
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Practices in constructivist techniques in education and the application of thematic models were researched; the effect of motivation on learning was researched the connection between reading and writing was investigated, the link between vocabulary and reading ability was explored as well as the importance of schema and metacognition. A curriculum was designed using a theme, bicycles, based upon student interests. The curriculum implementation employed a cross-curricular, constructivist model. Research indicated that when reading instruction is delivered via a topic that the students have interest in and ownership of, the students become engaged in the instructional practice. Implications for curriculum design are discussed.
Parish-Duehn, Synthia, "Using Bicycles As A Theme For A Cross-Curricular Literacy Program In A Secondary Alternative Setting" (1999). All Graduate Projects. 629.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Educational Methods Commons, Secondary Education Commons