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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

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Responding as Readers


Key Points

Learning Objectives

Background Reading

Homework Assignment

Classroom Connection

Ongoing Activity
Additional Reading

Additional Reading

An article by Dr. 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.

Guidelines booklet on "Teaching Middle and High School Students To Read and Write Well." This practical guide offers six effective features of successful instruction.

"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.

Alvarez, Rafael. The Fountain of Highlandtown: Stories. Woodholme House Publishers, 1997, ISBN 0-9656-3428-0.

Alvarez, Rafael. Hometown Boy: The Hoodle Patrol and Other Curiosities of Baltimore. Baltimore Sun, 1999, ISBN 1-89311601-8.

Alvarez, Rafael. Orlo and Leini. Woodholme House Publishers, 2000, ISBN 1-8915-2107-1.

Burke, Jim. I Hear America Reading: Why We Read What We Read. NCTE, 1999, ISBN 0-325-00134-0.

Christenbury, Leila, editor. Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High Students (1995). National Council of Teachers of English, 1995, ISBN 0-8141-0367-7.

Elam, Patricia. Breathing Room. Pocket Books, 2001, ISBN 0-6710-2842-1.

Jago, Carol. Beyond Standards: Excellence in the High School English Classroom. Boynton/Cook Publishers, Inc., 2001, ISBN 0-8670-9503-2.

Jago, Carol. With Rigor for All. Heinemann, 2000, ISBN 1-8930-5606-6.

Langer, Judith. A Focus on Student Response. NCTE, 1992, ISBN 0-8141-3318-5.

Samuels, B., Beers, K., editors. Your Reading: An Annotated Booklist for Middle and Junior High 1995-96 Edition. National Council of Teachers of English, 1996, ISBN 0-8141-5943-5.

Trelease, Jim. The Read-Aloud Handbook. Penguin Books, 1995, ISBN 0-1404-6971-0.

Wilhelm, Jeffrey. You Gotta Be the Book. New York: Teachers College Press, 1997, ISBN 0-8077-3566-3-90000.



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