Discussing Read-Aloud Fiction: One Approach For Motivating Critical Thinking
This article describes how one middle school teacher used Paula Danziger's (1986) This Place Has No Atmosphere to motivate a group of adolescents to think and respond critically to read-aloud fiction. Included are examples of the discussion strategies the teacher used to stimulate students' interest and facility in dealing with the following: a) judging the effectiveness of the author's word play, b) recognizing different points of view, and c) evaluating the author's ability to relate to her audience.
Alvermann, D. E., & Olson, J. R. (1988). Discussing Read-Aloud Fiction: One Approach For Motivating Critical Thinking. Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts, 28 (4). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol28/iss4/3