Reading is Thinking: Connecting Readers to Text through Literature Circles

By Alexa Sandmann and Danielle Gruhler.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

This session addresses the definition, role, and critical importance of supporting independent reading in k-12 classrooms, towards helping students become engaged and enthusiastic about reading on their own.

Keywords: Independent Reading, Literature Circles, Motivation

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 10, pp.105-114. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.099MB).

Dr. Alexa Sandmann

Dr. Sandmann completed her Ed. D. at the University of Cinncinati. She taught at the University of Toledo for 12 years before joining the Kent State University faculty in 2004 as an Associate Professor. Sandmann is a National Writing Project director and the coordinator of the Middle Childhood program at KSU. Sandmann is a former middle school and secondary school teacher.

Dr. Danielle Gruhler

Danielle Gruhler taught third grade in Solon, Ohio for many years before completing her Ph.D. at Kent State University in 2003. Gruhler, an Assistant Professor, serves as a Non Tenure Track faculty member in literacy education at Kent State University.


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