The Use of Nonfiction/Informational Trade Books in an Elementary Classroom

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The purpose of the study was to describe the use of nonfiction/informational trade books within a literature-based elementary classroom by students and the teacher. Using a qualitative ethnographic approach, the researcher became a participant observer in a third grade classroom during a two and one-half week thematic unit about the westward movement. Data were collected from field notes, audiotapes of class discussions and informal interviews, documents of students' work, photographs, daily observer comment summaries, and memos. These data were coded, analyzed for recurring patterns, and grouped together, resulting in grounded theory.

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Briggs, Connie Craft August 1994.

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The purpose of the study was to describe the use of nonfiction/informational trade books within a literature-based elementary classroom by students and the teacher. Using a qualitative ethnographic approach, the researcher became a participant observer in a third grade classroom during a two and one-half week thematic unit about the westward movement. Data were collected from field notes, audiotapes of class discussions and informal interviews, documents of students' work, photographs, daily observer comment summaries, and memos. These data were coded, analyzed for recurring patterns, and grouped together, resulting in grounded theory.

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Briggs, Connie Craft. The Use of Nonfiction/Informational Trade Books in an Elementary Classroom, dissertation, August 1994; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277870/: accessed May 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .