An article by 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.
Dr. Judith Langer's article "Discussion
as Exploration: Literature and the Horizon of Possibilities."
This article explores how the teacher can frame discussion and
move along students' critical thinking and exploration of a
horizon of possibilities in envisionment building.
Doralyn R. Roberts and Judith Langer's report "Supporting
the Process of Literary Understanding: Analysis of a Classroom
Discussion." Roberts and Langer analyze a classroom literature
discussion where students are immersed in their own text interpretations.
Guidelines booklet on "Teaching
Middle and High School Students to Read and Write Well."
This practical guide offers six effective features of successful
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.
links to Chicano/Latino authors and resources include:
to information about authors.
guide to Hispanic literature on the web.
The Pat Mora
biography on Rudolfo Anaya and related web links.
biography on Julia Alvarez, as well as related links, criticism
biography on Ana Castillo, as well as criticism and a listing
of her works.
biography on Gary Soto and the poem Mission Tire Factory,
teacher resource file on Gary Soto, including links and
resources on the web related to the author and Hispanic authors
biography on Gary Soto and the poem How Things Work.