• Using an Interactive Literacy Text To Integrate Common Core Learning Standards for Upper Elementary Students

      Dunn, Haily Mae (2014-12-01)
      This project produced a literacy book, or an interactive chapter book, for grades four and five, with the object of creating a more hands-on, motivating, and engaging reading experience. By applying Human-Centered Design(HCD) principles, this book has the potential to enhance the literacy experience, while incorporating technology into the classroom. Furthermore, this paper discusses certain advantages and disadvantages of interactive reading for fourth and fifth grade students; some advantages may include motivation, engagement, and increased reading levels, while disadvantages may include distraction and confusion. Finally, this paper examines how these books correspond with the newly implemented Common Core Learning Standards.