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Talking beyond the text: identifying and fostering critical talk in a middle school classroom
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2004)
This qualitative inquiry examined eighty-one transcribed student and teacher discussions and interviews and researcher field notes to determine the type of talk that occurred as the teacher invited small groups of students to take part in dialogue...
Small group read aloud with nonfiction and fiction literature in preschool
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
in their classroom twice per day. Transcripts of interviews and small group read aloud sessions were analyzed. Analysis included open coding, axial coding, and constant comparative techniques to reach data saturation. Research findings suggest that teachers employed...
A case study of cross-cultural and cross-age online literature discussion
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
The purpose of this qualitative case study is to investigate the nature of students' reading and writing experiences and the social contexts when students are involved in a cross-cultural and cross-age online literature ...