College of Education

Shakespeare in the Modern Classroom

By Madison Simpson Faculty Mentor: Dr. Janine Davis This project is a demonstration of my time in both the College of Education and the English Department here at UMW. As the COE has taught me, the classroom is a constantly changing environment, and, unfortunately classrooms today aren’t necessarily changing with their students. I created 4 …

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Researching & Creating Children’s Literature for the Frederickburg StoryWalk Project

By Eli Keith, Beth Anderson, Kira Frazee, John Giannini, Kayla Havert, Mariah Lipscomb, Stephanie Martens, Katie Molina, Juliette Sanusi, Kendall Wilkinson Faculty Mentor: Professor Melissa Wells At the beginning of the 2021 Spring semester, we decided as students in EDUC311 that we wanted to author and illustrate a book featured at the Fredericksburg StoryWalk on …

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The Effect of Cultural Relevance of a Text on the Comprehension of 4th Graders

by Sabine Wills Faculty Mentor: Professor Courtney Clayton This study investigates if the cultural relevance of texts as rated by students has an effect on their comprehension scores of those same texts. The literature suggests that there might be a connection between comprehension to culturally relevant texts, especially in students who are underrepresented in children’s …

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