Graduate Project Title
Incorporating Literature Circles into a Fifth Grade Classroom
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Nancy E. Jurenka
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
The focus of this project was to review available literature on literature circles within the framework of a balanced literacy program, and create materials to be used by fifth grade teachers as they work toward improving their language arts curricula. The results of the research review show that students are motivated to read when they choose their own reading material and can comprehend the material after engaging in collaborative, meaningful discussion of the text with peers. The project includes instructional frameworks, lesson plans for after-reading activities, and book selections for three rounds ofliterature circles.
Kron, Kenneth Michael, "Incorporating Literature Circles into a Fifth Grade Classroom" (2003). All Graduate Projects. 815.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Elementary Education Commons, Language and Literacy Education Commons