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Engaging With Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 3-5

About This Workshop

Asking Questions: An Interactive Guide
1. Foundations

2. Looking at Literature

Introduction »

Key Points »

Learning Objectives

Background Reading »

Homework »

Classroom Connection »

Teacher Reflection »

Ongoing Activity »

Additional Reading »

3. Starting Classroom Conversations

4. Classroom Dialogues

5. Using Art and Other Disciplines To Enrich Classroom Conversations

6. Beginning the Year

7. Many Students: Many Voices and Abilities

8. Reacting to Students' Work

9. The Professional Teacher

Site Map

Workshop 2. Looking at Literature

Graphic organizers help students map their impressions of a text.Learning Objectives

After viewing this program, you will be able to:
  • Identify a number of ways in which literary encounters enrich human lives.
  • Apply a range of criteria for choosing texts appropriate for an individual student or for an entire class.
  • Determine several additional sources of literature to develop your classroom library.
  • Consider ways in which to incorporate students' stories into your literature instruction.
  • Effectively integrate picture books and basal readers into your literature program.
  • Include read alouds as an integral part of your literature program.

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