Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Literature--Study and teaching (Elementary); Discussion--Study and teaching (Elementary);
Book discussions increase the understanding and personal meaning of books through the students' active participation during the reading process. Previous to book discussions the students would give a statement from the book or paraphrase the book. With the new format students are able to talk about the character's feelings, predict the happenings in the story, discuss the circumstances in the story and how the story could have been written differently.
The success of the book discussions makes it an easy decision to continue the program. This process is very enjoyable and can be adapted for any classroom and teacher. The outcomes can be amazing.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Deborah L. Tidwell
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©1998 Christine Matthew
Matthew, Christine, "Book discussions : guiding students in creating their own questioning" (1998). Graduate Research Papers. 1156.