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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

3. Starting Classroom Conversations

4. Classroom Dialogues

5. Using Art and Other Disciplines To Enrich Classroom Conversations

Introduction »

Key Points »

Learning Objectives

Background Reading »

Homework »

Classroom Connection »

Teacher Reflection »

Ongoing Activity »

Additional Reading »

6. Beginning the Year

7. Many Students: Many Voices and Abilities

8. Reacting to Students' Work

9. The Professional Teacher

Site Map

Workshop 5. Using Art and Other Disciplines to Enrich Classroom Conversations

 Katherine Bomer and her students talk about their impressions of a story.
Learning Objectives

After participating in this session, you will be able to:
  • Consider offering students a repertoire of response modes to literature, including drama, art, writing, and music.
  • Identify spontaneous moments when a shift from discussion  to another response mode  might  be effective for students.
  • Recognize that including drama, art, writing, and music as meaning-making  response modes is designed to enrich students' understandings  of the literature as well as to offer assessment opportunities.

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