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Characters as Guides to Meaning


My son, age 6, is starting 1st grade this school year. As a mom, librarian, and former EMU graduate with a teaching degree, I'm always on the look-out for ways to encourage learning through books and reading. The ERIC database has an article published in the March '07 issue of Reading Teacher, which our library owns. The article discusses how teachers can bring characters to life in stories to help students understand plots, themes, and text.