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Using literature circles in the ESL
college classroom: A lesson from Puerto
The purpose of this research is to
implement literature circles as a
teaching strategy in order of enhancing
students’ participation in English classes
and improve the EFL development macro
skills, taking into account L1.
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The use of literature circles
without incorporating roles
To explore how the absence of these can
affect the participation of students and
the process of inquiry.
It was concluded that literature circles were an
effective strategy for those that had Spanish as their
mother tongue or first language. Thus, providing space
where students participate freely in the analysis and
interpretation of a text. Overall, a collaboration
between peers was one of the main contributors of
motivating using English in the classroom.
Sambolin, A., & Carroll, K. (2015). Using literature circles in the ESL college classroom: A lesson
from Puerto Rico. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 17(2), 193–206.