Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Marie Colette Roy, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Teaching teams; Individualized reading instruction; Seventh grade (Education)


The purpose of this paper was to document the inception of a seventh grade reading program as it moved away from teaching to the median and worked instead toward individualization based on need. Points for consideration: 1) Bases on which student weaknesses were identified. 2) The team teaching approach used to meet these needs. 3) The scope and sequence of the program. 4) Materials used. 5) Evaluation as an ongoing part of the program. 6) Semester evaluation as two types of gains based on the evening of the reading profile as determined by Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test Level II. The eighty-two students involved in this program are all middle class children enrolled in the seventh grade at Whitnall Middle School in Greenfield, Wisconsin.


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