Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Discussion--Study and teaching (Elementary); Reading (Elementary);
A decided trend in the literature-based reading program movement in the elementary school is the discussion of ideas that have been generated during the reading process. These interactions with peers and teachers can assist children in constructing meaning from the text and in considering alternative interpretations of the text, thus extending their thinking-language abilities.
To extend discussion in a third-grade classroom, an annotated list of picture books to accompany some of the designated themes of the reading program have been developed. An example teacher-directed lesson to promote inference-making through discussion is also included.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©2000 Angela L. Seifert
Seifert, Angela L., "A literature base to promote peer discussion groups in a third-grade reading program" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 1515.