Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources 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

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Responding as Readers


Key Points

Learning Objectives

Background Reading

Homework Assignment

Classroom Connection

Ongoing Activity
Additional Reading

Extension: Classroom Connection

You may want to try these activities back in the classroom.

Activity One: Teacher Discussion and Sharing
  • How do you foster a love for reading in your own classroom? Share some classroom anecdotes and experiences.
  • What can you do in your own classroom to bring the joy of reading literature to your students?
  • What would your students include in their readers' biographies? What would you want them to include?
Activity Two: Sample Student Activities
  • Ask your students to write their own reader's biography. As an extension to this, ask them to create a collage that represents their reader's biography.
  • Ask your students to bring in their three favorite books for small group book talk discussions.
  • Ask your students to present a book commercial and/or read aloud for their favorite book.
  • Ask your students to create a "book in a box" where they gather 5-6 objects that represent their favorite book. Students can share these, along with their favorite books in small discussion groups.
  • Ask your students to impersonate their favorite fictional character(s) individually, in pairs, or in groups.

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