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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


Key Points

  Why do we read literature?

  Effective readers build rich envisionments when they read literature.

  Envisionments or understandings are text worlds in your mind, including the hunches, predictions, and suppositions that you have every waking moment. These ideas are constantly changing as readers interact with people, society, and texts.

  What is the value of literature?

  How is story important in our lives and cultures?

  What are our reading habits?

  What do we read and what books do we value?

  What is literature? How does it permeate our lives in significant ways?

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