College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
The purpose of this project was to develop a manual for elementary school teachers and parents with background knowledge in reading that summarizes what researchers have discovered about the methodology of reading instruction and provide approaches and strategies to teach the five components of reading instruction. The guide focused on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension instruction. Each component of reading defines skills, reviews evidence from research, suggests implications for classroom instruction, and describes the various strategies for teaching literacy skills that are so essential to the reading achievement of children. The strategies discussed in this project are intended to be used in the general education classroom as well as the special education classroom. The components discussed may be used with both struggling readers and children who are reading at grade level or above grade level. The guide will provide a valuable resource for educators wanting to try new approaches to target large groups of children when teaching literacy.
Date of Award
© Karen Bixler
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Bixler, Karen J., "Five Dimensional Literacy Strategies: a Guide for Elementary Classroom Teachers" (2006). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 415.