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ERIC Number: EJ1217470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4294
Fourth-Grade Gifted Students Participation in Literature Circles
Barone, Diane; Barone, Rebecca
Gifted Education International, v35 n2 p121-135 May 2019
This qualitative, practitioner study explored how gifted students, who were not necessarily sophisticated readers, first participated in literature circles. The students were enrolled in a US Title I, magnet Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)/International Baccalaureate World Academy (IB) school. Students routinely participated in inquiry science activities, but rarely in literacy instruction in their mainstream classrooms. Their gifted and talented students (GATE) teacher provided an opportunity for them to participate in literature circles within their GATE instructional time. Students responded to their reading by writing, drawing, and discussing. Their earliest responses were closely tied to their reading. Later responses were inferential where they offered multiple interpretations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A