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ERIC Number: ED442748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Pages: 93
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Exploring the Role of the Teacher in Student-Led Literature Circles.
Alwood, Carol Sonja
This qualitative study investigated the role of the teacher in student-led literature circles by comparing the types of comments that students made when the teacher was and was not present. Comments were analyzed using specific Essential Academic Learning Requirements (Washington State, 1997) in reading and four other categories including text support, conversation maintenance, off task remarks, or comments made by the teacher. Subjects participated in two different sets of literature circle groups which lasted 6 weeks each. Sixteen discussions were audiotaped and coded. Results indicate that all discussions had the largest number of comments in the categories of comprehension of story ideas and details and reading for literary experience. Groups which met without the teacher made more off-task comments. This study concludes that the teacher's role will vary based upon students' skills and learning needs. Thirteen appendixes are included. (Contains 34 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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