To be a responsive language arts teacher is to continuously assess the availability and variety of choice books in the classroom to support literacy development. When our students are able to read and explore topics of their own interests, educators not only foster a safe environment for students to learn about challenging topics, but also a space where educators are able to learn from their students' interests to bring into their education. This project's purpose is to identify and put into practice how language arts educators can bring students' interests into the classroom to support development in core content alongside socio-emotional skills.

Exit Requirement

Professional Project

Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education: Literacy Education

Committee Chair

Joshua Schulze

Committee Member

Marcus Wenzel

Committee Member

Mandy Olsen



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Subject Categories

Educational Methods | Educational Psychology | Language and Literacy Education | Secondary Education

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