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Peritext Book Club

Title: The Peritext Book Club: Reading to Foster Critical Thinking about STEAM Texts.
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Name(s): Gross, Melissa, author
Latham, Don, author
Underhill, Jennifer, author
Bak, Hyerin, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2016-11-16
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: An after-school book club, led by the school librarian, was held to test the efficacy of the peritextual literacy framework (PLF) in teaching skills related to critical thinking, problem solving, information literacy, and media literacy. The PLF is an extension of paratext theory developed by Gérard Genette, which provides a typology of the functions of peritext; this extension results in a framework that can be used for research or as a scaffold for teaching. Twelve middle school students met once a month for five months to apply the PLF to an analysis of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) texts. The participants enjoyed the club and were able to demonstrate their ability to use peritextual elements to think critically about STEAM-related nonfiction books. Students were able to discuss how the functions of peritext affected their motivation to read a text and their ability to retrieve information from a text, and how peritext functions might affect their opinion of the credibility of information presented in a book.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1484250799 (IID)
Preferred Citation: Gross, M. The Peritext Book Club: Reading to Foster Critical Thinking about STEAM Texts.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1484250799
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: School Library Research.
Issue: vol. 19

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Gross, M., Latham, D., Underhill, J., & Bak, H. (2016). The Peritext Book Club: Reading to Foster Critical Thinking about STEAM Texts. School Library Research. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1484250799