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dc.contributor.authorStarr, Georgianna B.
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-06T22:13:31Z
dc.date.available2019-07-06T22:13:31Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/10541
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2019en_US
dc.description.abstractTwo Old Women: Literature Discussions in the 4th Grade is a teacher action research study exploring the connections between the reading of culturally relevant texts, and the relationship between the roles of the teacher and students. As a teacher at the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School in the Anchorage School District, I strive to include culturally rich Indigenous literature in the classroom so students can experience traditional oral narratives in a written format. Our school strives to build student excellence through traditional cultural learning with a focus on Alaska Native Values, and this thematic story by Velma Wallis encompasses those traditions. In this teacher action research study, I collected data through audio recordings, video recordings, student artifacts, and a teacher journal in a span of eight weeks. These data were analyzed using the constructivist grounded theory. I found that utilizing a culturally relevant text in a western format allows students the opportunity to learn about culture, traditions, and how these continue to shape ideas and thinking today. Through this research, I found that using culturally relevant literature allowed students to access their funds of knowledge, but this process takes time and practice between teacher and students. The students stated that they loved this book and ultimately, they read some common truths about themselves and their community.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectfolk literatureen_US
dc.subjectAlaskaen_US
dc.subjectfolkloreen_US
dc.subjectAlaska Native childrenen_US
dc.subjectfourth gradeen_US
dc.subjectAnchorageen_US
dc.subjectprimary educationen_US
dc.titleTwo old women: culturally relevant literature discussions in the 4th gradeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemaen_US
dc.identifier.departmentLinguisticsen_US
dc.contributor.chairMartelle, Wendy
dc.contributor.committeeSiekmann, Sabine
dc.contributor.committeePatterson, Leslie
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-06T03:00:34Z


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