Graduate Research Papers
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Literature -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- United States; Group reading -- United States; United States;
Third grade students experienced literature circles as part of balance literacy program. First, students learned about literature circles and its importance. After several fiction literature circle cycles, the classroom teacher bridged the gap between fiction and nonfiction in a literature circle setting. This allowed students read nonfiction and learn about a topic connected to their previous fiction read. Students were excited to read nonfiction and began choosing this genre on their own. They realized the power of learning that was available to them in nonfiction text.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©2001 Deborah L. Stien
Stien, Deborah L., "Bridging the gap between fiction and nonfiction in the literature circle setting" (2001). Graduate Research Papers. 1585.
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