Literature circles undoubtedly foster literacy. Yet successful participation in literature circles requires social and emotional competence of students. This article presents findings from a study of a fifth-grade student who demonstrated social-emotional growth while participating in literature circles. Specifically, growth in intrapersonal and interpersonal skills such as self-management, social awareness, social metacognition, and empathy were evident. These findings suggest that literature circles not only foster literacy but also social-emotional learning.
Venegas, Elena M., "“We listened to each other:” Social-emotional growth in literature circles" (2019). Bilingual and Literacy Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations. 2.
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