Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

Monthly Update sign up
Mailing List signup

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

About This Workshop

Asking Questions: An Interactive Guide
1. Foundations

2. Looking at Literature

3. Starting Classroom Conversations

Introduction »

Key Points »

Learning Objectives »

Background Reading »


Classroom Connection »

Teacher Reflection »

Ongoing Activity »

Additional Reading »

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 3. Starting Classroom Conversations

Bileni Teklu and her student exchange ideas about the book the student is reading.Homework

Respond to the following in your journal:

Briefly tell the story of a discussion (in or out of school) that you found extremely interesting and helpful. What was the topic? Who were the participants? Analyze your role and the roles of the others in the conversation. What elements seemed to combine to make this discussion memorable?

In preparation for Workshop 4, read "The Classroom as a Social Setting for Envisionment Building" in Dr. Judith Langer's Envisioning Literature from the Teachers College Press, 1995.

For additional resources, refer to the Additional Reading section of this workshop's materials.

155 previous   next 

© Annenberg Foundation 2017. All rights reserved. Legal Policy