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Conversations in Literature
Conversations in Literature — Workshop
About CONVERSATIONS IN LITERATURE

Individual Program
Descriptions

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
Classroom

Support Materials
Teacher-Talk




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Responding as Readers


Introduction

Key Points

Learning Objectives

Background Reading

Homework Assignment

Extension:
Classroom Connection


Ongoing Activity
Additional Reading


Background Reading

In preparation for this workshop, you may want to read Chapter 1, "Literary Thoughts and Literate Mind," in Dr. Judith Langer's Envisioning Literature. (Envisioning Literature, by Judith Langer, from the Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1995. ISBN 0-8077-3464-0.) This chapter highlights three classrooms and how literature plays a significant role in fostering personal empowerment for students as they use their literacy skills to develop understandings of texts, themselves, and the world around them. Here, Langer also points out the role of literature in everyday life and the power of literature to embody the human experience.

You may also be interested in the panelists' reader biographies.

For other resources, look under Additional Reading.

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