article by Judith Langer, "A
Response-Based Approach to Reading Literature." Here, Dr.
Langer offers guidelines for instruction and a framework for
teaching strategies that support an envisionment-building classroom.
Dr. Judith Langer's article "Discussion
Exploration: Literature and the Horizon of Possibilities."
This article explores how the teacher can frame discussion and
move along students' critical thinking and exploration of a
horizon of possibilities in envisionment building.
A comprehensive summary
of Dr. Judith Langer's research and the envisionment building
process entitled "Thinking and Doing Literature."
An article by Betty
Close, a participant in Judith Langer's study. Here Close
reflects upon her experiences in the classroom, how envisionment
building impacted her own teaching and students' learning experiences.
and articles about envisionment building.
A guidelines booklet on "Teaching
Middle and High School Students to Read and Write Well."
This practical guide offers six effective features of successful
The article "How
English is Taught and Learned in Four Exemplary Middle and High
School Classrooms," by Steven Ostrowski. The researcher
examined several classrooms, noting how instructional practices
in the classroom assist students in higher levels of achievement.
R. Roberts and Judith Langer's report "Supporting
the Process of Literary Understanding: Analysis of a Classroom
Discussion." Roberts and Langer analyze a classroom literature
discussion where students are immersed in their own text interpretations.