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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Comprehension

2014

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The Role Of Talk In Literature Circles, Ashley R. Zaborowski Nov 2014

The Role Of Talk In Literature Circles, Ashley R. Zaborowski

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study explores the kinds of talk that take place during literature circles, and how those kinds of talk impact the students’ comprehension of a text. This study also investigates how the use of reading roles or jobs impact the way students converse during literature circle discussions. The participants in this study were 4th grade students who had a variety of reading levels. Data were collected through the use of audio recordings, observations, and student work (exit tickets). The data were collected and analyzed using a constant comparison method. The findings of this study show that the students took ...