Month/Year of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Teacher Education

First Advisor

Saundra Shillingstad



This capstone project reports on the research based instructional strategies integrated into a unit on the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The capstone will look at the use of four instructional strategies used throughout the unit. The strategies were chosen to help students have a better understanding of the text throughout the readings and prepare them for the quizzes and writing assessments throughout the unit. The strategies also would help students interact with the text in different ways. The unit was taught over five weeks with nine lessons between their first reading quiz and their final assignment. I will report on the effectiveness of the strategies and the impact they had on students. I collected and analyzed the data from their quizzes and their final written assessment. I found that graphic organizers and class discussions over elements of the novel increased student learning over a text.

Keywords: instructional strategies, graphic organizers, storyboarding, class discussions