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Conversations in Literature
Conversations in Literature — Workshop

Individual Program

1. Responding
as Readers

2. Envisioning

3. Stepping In

4. Moving Through

5. Rethinking

6. Objectifying
the Text

7. The Stances
in Action

8. Returning to the

Support Materials

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Moving Through


Key Points

Learning Objectives

Background Reading

Homework Assignment

Classroom Connection

Ongoing Activity
Additional Reading

Key Points

  Readers test their hypotheses by calling upon personal experiences, other literary experiences and by posing questions.

  Readers connect their cultural roots and life experiences to the text in order to develop their envisionments.

  Readers make connections across the text, across the characters, as well as to other readings.

  Readers use past reading experiences to make intertextual connections.

  "What if" questions are posed during this stance.

  Multiple perspectives shared during literary discussions are valued, and they help individuals revise and build their own rich envisionments.

  Questions are paramount to the envisionment-building process and they should be encouraged and celebrated in a classroom. Questions help individual readers develop their interpretations of a text, as well as members of the classroom community.

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