Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Child and Family Studies: Family Studies: M.S.
Child and Family Studies
School of Education
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Pre-k, preschool, literacy interventions, teacher created literacy interventions, Tier 2, Tier 3, full day preschool
Achievement gaps in literacy start as early as pre-k. For this research study, an interview of 6 full-day pre-k teachers in a public school in Minnesota was conducted. One way to help close achievement gaps is for teachers to implement literacy interventions in the pre-k classroom. Instruction can have three different tiers. Tier 1 instruction is what a teacher teach to all students. Tier 2 instruction is when a teacher teaches a small group. Tier 3 instruction is when a teacher teaches with a pair of students or with individual students. The purpose of this research was to find out if teachers are familiar with published literacy interventions, and if teachers are comfortable using their own teacher-created literacy interventions to meet the immediate needs of pre-k students.
Richter, Jessica, "Implementing Teacher-Created Literacy Interventions in Pre-K Classrooms: Understanding Teacher Decision-Making" (2017). Culminating Projects in Child and Family Studies. 17.