Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
The purpose of this fourth-grade reading curriculum is to teach students to become active readers who can articulate and communicate their thoughts about reading. By communicating about text, readers construct meaning and develop a rich understanding and appreciation of their reading. The curriculum uses the reading workshop framework (Atwell, 1998; Calkins, 2001; Rief, 1992) and the literature circle structure (Daniels, 2002). Process- and content-based mini-lessons provide explicit instruction for literature circle discussions. Comprehension strategy mini-lessons are provided to complement the literature circle instruction and provide support for students as needed.
Eisenberg, R. B. (2009). Fueling Small Explosions of Conversation: A Reading Curriculum for Fourth Grade. New York : Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/independent-studies/343