Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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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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Objectifying the Text


Key Points

Learning Objectives

Background Reading

Homework Assignment

Classroom Connection

Ongoing Activity
Additional Reading

Additional Reading

"Literary Understanding and Literature Instruction," an article by Judith Langer that describes the characteristics of classrooms where students are encouraged to enter the world of literature as they explore possibilities and move beyond their initial understandings.

"How Did We Get Here: Seventh-Graders Sharing Literature," an article by Elizabeth Close which describes how she and her seventh grade students arrived at new perspectives on literature and literature instruction as they began building envisionments.

Recollections by teachers involved in Dr. Langer's research projects and its effects on their work in the classroom.

Deborah Appleman's Critical Encounters in High School English suggests ways that feminist, Marxists, reader response, and deconstruction approaches to literary criticism can be introduced in high school classrooms. It is available from Teachers College Press, ©2000.


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