College of Education and Human Services
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (MEd)
Dr. Bill Herrold
Dr. Donna Keenan
Dr. Jim Mittelstadt
This paper concentrated on the teaching of economically disadvantaged children and the importance of reading aloud to these children. The traditional language program was found to be ineffective for disadvantaged first-grade children. A modified language plan was implemented in a classroom of disadvantaged first-grade students. This plan consisted of two units and involved the reading aloud of literature and language-related activities. Results indicated these students learned more effectively from units of study centered around literature.
Ranney, Melinda Meek, "Teaching Disadvantaged Children Through Literature" (1990). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 88.