Literacy through Disney

Arhart, Rebecca
Junior and senior high schools are seeing an unsettling trend in reading and writing scores on standardized testing. They are working to increase those scores. The purpose of the class I have created is to help interest students in reading and increase their reading and writing scores. By using the familiar plot lines of Disney fairy tales and their modern retellings, students will be motivated to read the materials assigned in the course I have designed. Their writing skills will be tested and increased with the rigor and support that has been built into the class. Even though the class is set up for a class of juniors or seniors, it has been designed to be easily adjusted for younger grades or lower level students. Although not put into use as a whole, the class is based in research and all of the activities have been tested and successful in both interesting students and increasing their writing abilities.
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