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ERIC Number: ED395282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct-27
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Lifelong Readers.
Sorba, Barbara
A brief review of the literature on the various approaches which have been used to help children formulate their emerging attitudes towards reading and literature helps clarify the goal of creating lifelong readers. Samway (1991), discussing literature study circles, relates that students read the book they have selected, answer assigned questions, then evaluate each other's contributions. In Leal (1993), literacy peer groups, grades 3-6, carry on discussions about books of their choice without teacher directed questions. The Shared Inquiry Method (Criscuola, 1994) is an interpretive discussion group, with open-ended questioning by a teacher. Faust (1992) states that learning comes from reading and sharing reading. We learn by "overhearing" our own and others' meaning-making processes. The "literacy club" blends Criscuola's and Leal's methods, mid-point between teacher-directed and student-directed learning, as a guided learning approach. Through any of these four approaches, the goal of reading is to empower children to enter inside the book and, through discussion, share their feelings and thoughts about the story, and thus to become lifelong readers. (Contains five references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Lifelong Readers