Literature Study Circles in a Multicultural Classroom

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by Katharine Davies Samway and Gail Whang

168 pages/ paperback
ISBN: 1-57110-018-0

Even in an era when literature-based reading instruction is becoming more popular, turning children on to books does not appear to be happening. Katherine and Gail show how they changed this trend in Gail's fifth/sixth grade classroom.

Gail's students are considered "at-risk" because they are non-native English speakers and/or come from low-income homes. And like many inner-city teachers in similar situations, Gail realized her language arts program was not working. As bored and discouraged as her students, she explored alternatives to traditional methods and began to use literature study circles to engage students, and help them develop their abilities and talk about issues in their lives.
Literature Study Circles will appeal to all teachers who want to implement a literature-based curriculum. As a text for preservice teachers, the book will be applicable in language arts and reading courses.

To order:
Stenhouse Publishers
P.O. Box 1929
Columbus, OH 43216-1929
Fax: 1-614-487-2272

Uploaded by Jennifer Waxman/Deaf Education Major/Kent State University .