Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
Kathryn Mitchell Pierce
Literature circles can be a powerful tool for motivating students to take part in discussions around text. The power of these literature circles lies in the success of the conversations students have. Those conversations are shaped by the words the teacher uses to facilitate them, and by the words students use within them. This capstone addresses how teachers can focus on words in a student-focused manner that supports students in having in conversations that deepen their understanding and connection to novels.
Curriculum, Literacy, Reading, Teachers/ Teaching
Brian, Tiffany Tozke, "Transitioning From Teachers' Words To Students' Words: Strategies To Promote Comprehension During Literature Circles" (2017). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4403.