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ERIC Number: ED480241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-14
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Literature Circles with Primary Students Using Self-Selected Reading.
Goularte, Renee
After reading self-selected books, students respond to reading in a journal and talk about their books daily in small, heterogeneous groups. The teacher guides and assesses students work by rotating among the groups, offering suggested response prompts and writing with them in their dialogue journals. During five 30-40 minute sessions, students will: read independently for an extended time; write personal thoughts about stories they read; talk about stories in small groups, responding to given prompts; ask questions about shared stories; and use details about stories they read to respond in writing to specific prompts. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A literature circles reference sheet is attached. (PM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.