Literature Circles Through Technology

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This educator's guide is a combination reference, strategy guide, and tutorial for enhancing literature circles with technology, from the use of eBooks as the reading source to implementing a successful literature circle in an interactive online environment.This book provides background information about the literature circle along with technology integration strategies, instructions, ideas, and student worksheets in all content areas.Includes descriptions of various free online electronic book resources, ...

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Overview

This educator's guide is a combination reference, strategy guide, and tutorial for enhancing literature circles with technology, from the use of eBooks as the reading source to implementing a successful literature circle in an interactive online environment.This book provides background information about the literature circle along with technology integration strategies, instructions, ideas, and student worksheets in all content areas.Includes descriptions of various free online electronic book resources, instructions for using existing school technology as part of literature circles, and methods for using literature circles in an online environment.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Literature circles have been heralded as an effective learner-centered approach to engage students in analyzing, discussing, and understanding literature. Now, through this book, the educator has a helpful guide to strengthen these literature circles with technology. The book begins by providing information on the effect of the digital age on today's students. This effectively establishes the need for enhancing lessons through technology. Author Terence Cavanaugh then shares the background of the literature circle before expanding on a variety of technological options for implementing a successful literature circle. The author explains eBooks, digital logs, blogs and wikis, videoconferencing, and more, but does not stop there. As a helpful resource tool, this book provides sample worksheets, instruction ideas, and resources for many content areas. Each chapter ends with an extensive list of resources and references. A helpful appendix that covers sample rubrics and scoring guides, as well as a detailed table of contents and an index add to the overall usefulness of this book. Recommended."

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Early chapters discuss the uses and relevance of technology in students' lives, define and provide a basic model of the literature circle (allowing for inclusion and differentiation in instruction), and describe the roles teachers and library media specialists play in the process. A thorough presentation on the utilization of e-books within circles covers the many advantages, various formats, and selection of material. Other chapters cover integrating and managing technology in the classroom, using digital meeting spaces to journal, creating a Socratic literature circle, distance learning settings, and video conferencing. Lists of Web resources and a bibliography end each chapter. Examples of student assignments and worksheets are abundant. Throughout the text, AASL and ISTE standards are addressed, and many graphs, tables, and figures support the research. Useful evaluation and assessment forms and rubrics are appended.-Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586832032
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Pages: 138
  • Sales rank: 1,493,217
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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