Bilingual and Literacy Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations
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’: Socioemotional Growth in Literature Circles.” The Reading Teacher, vol. 73, no. 2, 2019, pp. 149–59. Wiley Online Library, doi:10.1002/trtr.1822.
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© 2019, International Literacy Association. Original published version available at https://doi.org/10.1002/trtr.1822.