Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Winter 2005

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Steven W. Nourse

Second Committee Member

Donald E. Black

Third Committee Member

Cory Gaan


This project is the creation of a reading curriculum that has been developed for teaching reading effectively to low level readers. This curriculum provides explicit supplemental literacy instruction to accelerate students functioning below grade level. The curriculum was designed to supplement an already existing reading program. The main focus or theme, low-level readers becoming proficient at their appropriate level. To achieve success it is subdivided into the sections independent reading, read aloud, shared read, literature circles, guided reading instruction and family involvement.