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Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Consultant)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

George J. Cretilli

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Teaching teams; Reading (Secondary); Eighth grade (Education)


The purpose of this research paper is to initiate change. In order to formulate reading in the total curriculum, polish learning tools, keep pace with the times, accept all students on equal terms, and continue to delve into the complexities of human development, the writer will become part of an eighth grade team. Developing reading skills in the content areas is best implemented from within the particular content area. Realistic planning and teaching is created when total participation is realized. Given the opportunity to become a member of the team, the writer will attempt strategies in the sequential development of reading abilities for eighth grade students within the framework of team decisions. The educational cycle of planning, teaching, and evaluation is a team process; therefore, reading skills will be formulated through team effort, implemented by team members, and evaluated by team members.


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