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Emergent Themes

Engagement
Group
Dynamics
- Student preference to fiction or non-
fiction.
- Student selected texts vs. teacher
selected.
- Text being difficult to understand
causes students to lose focus and
interest.
- Language proficiency and difficulty
of text.
- Heavy impact on comprehension.
- High expectations of the group.
- Leaders have to emerge in order for
active purposeful conversation to
happen.
- Students need to know how to hold
a conversation.
- One bad apple can ruin the whole
group
- Other students interest in the text
does not directly influence interest
of others.
- Low reading level children work
better in small group peer to group
activities.
- Effective groups make good
connections and ask lots of
questions