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Keywords

Reading--Kindergarten; Group reading;

Abstract

This study examined the effects of literature circles on literary learning for kindergarten students. Fourteen children were divided into groups for the purpose of reading and discussing several different fictional stories over a 6-month period. A wide variety of literature was used that reflected the units of study for each month. The children met in literature circles weekly to discuss a story with their peers. Anecdotal records and observations indicated that the students were demonstrating an increased interest in literature. A comparison of pre- and post-tests showed growth in the students' abilities to analyze and interpret stories. (Real names of the students were not used in this paper.)

Year of Submission

2000

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Rick C. Traw

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Date Original

2000

Object Description

1 PDF file (30 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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