ERIC Number: EJ1112151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Caught up in Curiosity: Genius Hour in the Kindergarten Classroom
West, JoAnne M.; Roberts, Kathryn L.
Reading Teacher, v70 n2 p227-232 Sep-Oct 2016
Choice and interest have long been linked to motivation for learning to read and write; however, designing instruction with authentic premises for young children that harness these motivators can prove challenging. In this teaching tip, we describe one kindergarten classroom's experience engaging in Genius Hour, in which children were supported to identify topics about which they were passionate, research those topics, and share their learning with an authentic audience of peers and family members.
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Literacy, Literacy Education, Student Interests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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