Journal: What are three concrete things you can do to
encourage your students to see themselves in the literature
you engage with in the classroom?
Reading: In preparation for Workshop 6, you may want
to read the poems "Theme for English B" by Langston Hughes and
"Revolutionary Petunias" by Alice Walker. Both selections are
available from the anthology Literature: An Introduction
To Reading and Writing, 5th edition, Edgar V. Roberts and
Henry E. Jacobs, ©1998, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-010076-5.
"Revolutionary Petunias" is also available from Fiction 100:
An Anthology of Short Fiction, 9th edition, James H. Pickering,
University of Houston, Prentice Hall, ©2001 ISBN 0-13-014328-6.
Online versions of "Theme for English B" can be found at:
Public and college libraries have access to a search engine
called POEM FINDER, a library Internet service which provides
indexing and detailed subject access to over 600,000 poems and
the full text of over 50,000 poems. Check with your local public
or college library to use this research tool to find these and
If you have not already done so, you may consider reading Envisioning
Literature, Chapter 2, "Building Envisionments." Additional
information on this stance can be garnered from these online
the workshop session, you will be reading one of the following
poems: "Richard Cory" by Edward Arlington Robinson, "Do Not
Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas, or "She Walks
in Beauty" by George Gordon, Lord Byron. The poems listed
can be found online:
Cory" by Edward Arlington Robinson
version of the poem is available from the University of
"Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night" by Dylan Thomas
version of the poem is available from poets.org.
"She Walks in Beauty " by George Gordon, Lord Byron
Click here for an online
version of the poem.
within the following anthologies:
in Literature, Pegasus Edition. Orlando, Florida: Harcourt
Brace Jovanovich, 1989.
Reads Series, Classic Edition. Glenview, Illinois: Scott,
Foresman and Company, 1989.
Elements of Literatures Program. Austin, Texas: Holt,
Rinehart and Winston Inc., 1989.
Littell Literature. Evanston, Illinois: McDougal, Littell
and Company, 1989.
McGraw-Hill Literature Series, The New Treasury Edition.
New York: McGraw-Hill School Division, 1989.
Hall Literature. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice
Literature Series, Signature Edition. New York: Scribner