Teaching M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Silmser, Lisa


Student book choice in the high school English classroom is often limited by curricular constraints, the pressure of statewide and national tests, and the personal reading preferences of the teacher or department, with a bias towards an established canon of white, male authors. However, student choice holds an important role in classroom engagement and learning, as can be seen through the studies examined in this literature review with application emphasis. The application portion includes a standalone unit for the incorporation of book choice into the high school English classroom designed to give educators the tools to utilize individual choice books for full class instruction.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis