Children's Literature in the Elementary Schools: Which Books Are Being Chosen for Literacy Instruction? Children's Literature in the Elementary Schools: Which Books Are Being Chosen for Literacy Instruction?
Teachers selected books for literature circles from the schools’ guided reading libraries most often, and teachers chose books for teacher read aloud based on their own likes and according to other teachers recommendations. The teacher’s responses to the research questions reflected heavy reliance on the contents of the school guided reading library to support literature circle reading groups. While the development of the guided reading library in each of the sample schools has created a resource for teachers, the contents may limit the genres of children’s literature that teachers use for literacy instruction. If, indeed, teachers depend upon the guided reading library for the majority of the books they use in literature circles, the quality and quantity of the books in the guided reading library may warrant further study.
School:Brigham Young University
School Location:USA - Utah
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:children s literature guided reading library teacher selection
Date of Publication:05/22/2006