Koss, Melanie D.
B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)
This capstone was a content analysis of a commonly-used reading instruction program in the United States. A systematic analysis of character representations of gender, race/ethnicity, and disability was completed to examine the diversity within the Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention program. The results of this analysis found that one of the most commonly-used instructional reading programs does not accurately or proportionally portray the diversity in today’s classrooms. Data was collected about the character representations of gender, race/ethnicity, and disability. The analysis of the data suggested that there was a lack of representation in some of these populations when compared to United States statistics.
Regnery, Phoebe M., "A Content Analysis of Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Instruction: Seeing What Our Children See" (2020). Honors Capstones. 28.
Northern Illinois University
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