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ERIC Number: EJ882395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Exploring Mystery in Fifth Grade: A Journey of Discovery
Sharp, Claudia; Martinez, Miriam
Voices from the Middle, v17 n4 p19-28 May 2010
An instructional framework that included the use of a touchstone text, literature circles, and independent reading and writing created a rich context for the study of mysteries in a fifth-grade classroom. Key points include a) the complexity of the touchstone text as a key factor in shaping the instructional goals in this genre study, and b) the complexity of the genre as a challenge for writing instruction, demanding careful teacher planning and scaffolding, in spite of the promise that the mystery genre holds for fostering rich reading instruction. (Contains 1 figure.) ["Exploring Mystery in Fifth Grade: A Journey of Discovery" was written with Beth Maloch, Nancy Roser, Amy Burke, Audra Roach, Angie Zapata and Katie Russell.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A