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dc.contributor.advisorIrizarry-Rodríguez, José M.
dc.contributor.authorMéndez Bonet, Yazmin
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-13T19:44:21Z
dc.date.available2018-09-13T19:44:21Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11801/875
dc.description.abstractThis study assesses the general knowledge eighth graders from Western Puerto Rico have of their neighboring Caribbean islands. It also examines interests and provides a base for the material selected for the creation of a teaching unit integrating Caribbean Children’s Literature following the standards set forth by the Department of Education and fulfill the mission of the English Program. Data was collected through a student questionnaire and the results show that participants do have general knowledge about the neighboring Caribbean islands, and this information was taken into consideration to construct the unit. In addition, the results revealed there are certain topics, genres and activities students preferred when reading literature and these must be taken into account when developing the English curriculum. This unit allows students to explore and discover “others” through multicultural literature in the English classroom.
dc.description.abstractEste estudio evalúa el conocimiento general que poseen un grupo de estudiantes del octavo grado del área oeste de Puerto Rico acerca de las islas vecinas del Caribe. Además, examina sus intereses y provee una base para el material seleccionado para la creación de la unidad integrando Literatura Caribeña para niños. Data fue recolectada a través de un cuestionario y los resultados demostraron que los estudiantes poseen algún conocimiento general sobre las islas vecinas del Caribe y esta información se tomó en consideración para el desarrollo de la unidad. En adición, los resultados revelaron que hay ciertos temas, géneros literarios y actividades los estudiantes prefieren realizar cuando leen literatura y estas preferencias deben ser tomadas en cuenta cuando se desarrolla nuestro currículo para la clase de inglés. Esta unidad permite que los estudiantes exploren y descubran la otredad a través de la literatura multicultural en el salón de inglés.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectChildren's literature-Caribbeanen_US
dc.subjectReading developmenten_US
dc.subjectMulticultural literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Study and teaching -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshChildren's literature, Caribbeanen_US
dc.subject.lcshChildren's literature -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshDevelopmental reading -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.titleListening to the voices of the Caribbean: Introducing Caribbean children’s literature into the English classroom in Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2012 Yazmin Méndez Boneten_US
dc.contributor.committeeVicente, Nancy Vanessa
dc.contributor.committeePratt, Ellen
dc.contributor.committeeRomán Pérez, Rosa I.
dc.contributor.committeeCarroll, Kevin S.
dc.contributor.representativeNieto, Miriam J.
thesis.degree.levelM.A.E.E.en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.description.graduationSemesterSpringen_US
dc.description.graduationYear2012en_US


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