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ERIC Number: EJ823283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Conflict in a Sixth-Grade Book Club: The Impact of a Rule-Driven Discourse
Hill, K. Dara
Voices from the Middle, v16 n2 p16-24 Dec 2008
This study examines unintended consequences during a 6th-grade book club discussion of Bette Bao Lord's (1984) In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. The participants modeled a book club discussion, otherwise known as the fish bowl, for a newly enrolled student. Unintended consequences occurred within the realm of deviating from the rules of discourse, posited in "I Can" statements. Results suggest that audio-taping peer-led discussion groups can enhance analysis of matters that are difficult to fully interpret in the moment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan