Graduate Project Title
Curriculum Design to Teach High School Students: How to Pull Evidence from Text
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Lee A. Plourde
Second Committee Member
Steven A. Schmitz
Third Committee Member
Inadequate pe1formance of Washington State's public school students on national exams motivated the state legislature to pass the Basic Education Act in 1993. Graduation requirements were changed and expectations increased to specific skill levels in reading, writing, and several other subjects. The problem is that48% of North Central High School IO'" graders have averaged below standard in reading and 56% have averaged below standard in writing for the last six years. The project is designed to increase reading and writing skills at the high school level in classes outside of the academic arena by direct instruction. Washington State's Commission on Student Learning wrote underlying Learning Goals, course specific Essential Academic Learning Requirements, strands, learning targets, components and Grade Level Expectations as part of school reform. The curriculum project brings informational and task-oriented reading selections into an EALR format. A variety of individual reading and writing strategies are delineated.
Bray, Karen Marie Hughes, "Curriculum Design to Teach High School Students: How to Pull Evidence from Text" (2005). All Graduate Projects. 861.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Language and Literacy Education Commons, Secondary Education Commons, Secondary Education and Teaching Commons