Date of Award
Elementary Education (K-6)
This thesis will show the importance of including social interaction in the classroom and how it can help students to develop their literacy skills. In my teaching, I intend to find a balance of direction instruction, practice and socially based interaction that best serves students. After doing this research I see that this balance will be heavily weighted by the interactive aspects. So much of what effective teachers do puts children in contact with peers or teachers. They must observe others practicing the skills of literacy if they are to learn these skills.
Donisch, Megan Marie, "The Impacts of Social Interaction on Literacy Learning" (2014). Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection. 212.