Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects


This portfolio explores several major areas of English and how they can best be taught within English classes. “Reading and Writing with Images: A Guide to Integrating Images into the ELA Classroom” is a major research essay which explores the available avenues of visual rhetoric. A teaching unit plan “Gender and Grammar: A Lesson Plan in Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening” integrates grammar instruction into a reading and writing class, while exploring gender as a literary approach. “Textspeak in the English Classroom: Beneficial in Isolated Assignments” contains the findings and analysis of a personal teacher research project conducted with the purpose to gain understanding of where textspeak may fit into a writing classroom. “Research Writing is Not Only for the ELA Teacher: Process and Product Across the Curriculum” is a research essay that also includes resources to guide instructors outside the English department who assign research writing. Overall, these pieces tell the journey of a virtuous procrastinator.


English Teaching

First reader

Dr. Heather Jordan

Second reader

Ms. Kimberly Spallinger

Publication Date

Summer 8-14-2019