What literature circle instructional plan could be used with an integrated basal reading-writing model for fourth grade students?
The research question addressed in this project centered on developing student assessments, organization, and literature circle lessons to complement an existing reading-writing basal model. The main motivation behind the creation of this project was the need to inspire student to become life-long readers and writers, while providing a weekly opportunity for parent volunteerism reflective of parent talent available. Lessons target figurative language, choice, fluency, comprehension, discussion skills, questioning techniques, and grammar. To validate and develop the instructional plan, qualitative research was conducted on fourth through eighth graders using the literature of Merriam, S.B. (1998). Reis, S. M., & Fogarty, E. A. (2006). Tomlinson, C.A.& McTighe, J. (2006). Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (1998). and Hasbrouck, J. & Tindal, G., (2005).
Patton, Marion Sue-Carlin, "What literature circle instructional plan could be used with an integrated basal reading-writing model for fourth grade students?" (2008). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 1967.
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