Graduate Project Title
Effective Reading Comprehension Strategies for Native American Adolescents with Reading Difficulties
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
David J. Majsterek
Second Committee Member
Nancy E. Jurenka
Third Committee Member
The need for culturally appropriate reading comprehension pedagogy for Native American Adolescents was studied in light of multicultural philosophies. The historical trend to assimilate this group of students rather than acknowledge their unique contributions was an area targeted for improvement in this project. A need was established to target reading comprehension since the evidence points to a lack of explicit instruction in this area for middle school students. Strategies for promoting reading comprehension were identified in a teacher's manual that will be used in conjunction with the novel, Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech. Colville Tribal Elders discussed the comprehension strategies with the author and provided insights for presenting them to the students at Paschal Sherman Indian School.
La Velle, Mary C., "Effective Reading Comprehension Strategies for Native American Adolescents with Reading Difficulties" (2004). All Graduate Projects. 846.
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