Literature Circles and the SLP: Opportunities and Challenges Literature circles or book clubs are a component of many language arts programs in schools. These discussion groups offer students valuable opportunities to develop written and oral language skills. Speech-language pathologists can play an important role facilitating literacy and language growth in this challenging communicative context. In this article, I ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2012
Literature Circles and the SLP: Opportunities and Challenges
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  • Janet McLellan
    Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Folsom, CA
  • Disclosure: Janet McLellan has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
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School-Based Settings / Normal Language Processing / Language Disorders / Specific Language Impairment / Social Communication & Pragmatics Disorders / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Articles
Article   |   December 01, 2012
Literature Circles and the SLP: Opportunities and Challenges
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, December 2012, Vol. 13, 120-129. doi:10.1044/sbi13.4.120
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, December 2012, Vol. 13, 120-129. doi:10.1044/sbi13.4.120

Literature circles or book clubs are a component of many language arts programs in schools. These discussion groups offer students valuable opportunities to develop written and oral language skills. Speech-language pathologists can play an important role facilitating literacy and language growth in this challenging communicative context. In this article, I describe research supporting the use of literature circles and their theoretical underpinnings. Finally, I discuss supports that can be used in the classroom, direct intervention, and collaboration with other professionals.

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