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ERIC Number: EJ860794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Textmasters: Bringing Literature Circles to Textbook Reading across the Curriculum
Wilfong, Lori G.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v53 n2 p164-171 Oct 2009
A fifth-grade science teacher and university researcher challenged the notion that textbook reading follows the same archaic formula: read the textbook and answer the questions at the end of the section. Together, they adapted literature circle roles to fit textbook structures, resulting in the strategy they call Textmasters. This article describes the strategy, along with the action research project that proves its efficacy in the content area middle school classroom. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 5; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A