The Language and Literacy Collaborative Framework: A Guide to More Effective Teachers and Better Readers

Open Access
Knoll, Jillian Marie
Area of Honors:
Elementary and Kindergarten Education
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Jacqueline Edmondson, Thesis Supervisor
  • Jacqueline Edmondson, Honors Advisor
  • Claudia Anderson, Faculty Reader
  • language and literacy
  • elementary level learning
  • developing independence
  • Reading Apprenticeship Framework
  • adaptation
As an ever-changing society creates multifaceted issues in literacy education, teachers can approach literacy across the curriculum by engaging a systematic literacy framework that has the potential to address the needs of the child at a particular grade level, while also setting the basis for literacy education across the different levels of education throughout a students’ career. By adapting the Reading Apprenticeship Framework to include elementary school students, teachers can better understanding how students are reading, what they are reading, and why they are reading (Schoenbach, Greenleaf, Cziko, Hurwitz, 1999). This adapted framework will serve as a guide for teachers to help their students develop an understanding of how language works in today’s complex society and essentially help them to eventually become independent readers.