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Author Watson, Patricia A.
Title A descriptive case study of the relationship between the use of literature circles in reading instruction and the attitudes of students toward reading in a fourth grade classroom.
Imprint [New Concord, Ohio] : Muskingum College, 2000.

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Author Watson, Patricia A.
Series Muskingum College research project
Muskingum College research project.
Subject Reading (Elementary) -- Case studies.
Group reading.
Alt Name Watson, Patricia.
Description vii, 62 leaves : tables ; 28cm.
Bibliography Note Bibliography: leaves 35-38.
Summary This descriptive case study was conducted to determine the attitudes of fourth grade students toward the use of literature circles in reading instruction. The participants were exposed to two types of reading instruction: teacher-directed instruction from a literature-based reading anthology and student-directed literature circles. The study was conducted during the first four weeks of the second semester. The same literature genre and learning outcomes were presented during each type of instruction. The participants first filled out a reading attitudes questionnaire to establish their general attitudes toward reading. A semantic differential scale survey was used to determine how the participants felt about each type of reading instruction. Each participant was also interviewed to determine which type of instruction they preferred and why. The study found that the students had a positive attitude about both types of reading instruction. The majority of the participants indicated that they preferred the use of literature circles in reading class. Working in groups, choosing their own reading materials, and being responsible for the discussion groups were the most common responses as to why they preferred literature circles.


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