a step back from your classroom and examine the video clip
in relation to your own instructional practices. Use the questions
below to spark discussion about instructional practices in
department meetings, team meetings, or as a writing prompt
in your own professional journal.
questions do you have about envisionment-building and how
it is implemented in the classroom?
roles do you see the teachers in this video clip assuming?
do these classrooms portray Langer's four tenets of envisionment-building
(students are life-long envisionment-builders, questions
are central to the literary experience, students use class
to build on the understandings and interpretations they
arrived with, and the assumption that multiple interpretations
are valuable)? Give specific examples.
elements of the envisionment-building classroom occur in
your own practice? What changes to your instruction would
you like to make to bring it closer to this model?