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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

6. Beginning the Year

7. Many Students: Many Voices and Abilities

Introduction »

Key Points »

Learning Objectives »

Background Reading »

Homework »

Classroom Connection

Teacher Reflection »

Ongoing Activity »

Additional Reading »

8. Reacting to Students' Work

9. The Professional Teacher

Site Map

Workshop 7. Many Students: Many Voices and Abilities

   BJ Namba observes as her class share personal thoughts about the book they are reading.Classroom Connection

Student Activities

Try these activities with your students.
  • Suggest to students that reading does not have to be a private, individual activity all the time. Introduce them to one or more of the social reading activities such as conversation partners, book buddies, or reading experiences portrayed in this video.

    Use the Teacher Tool Social Reading Strategies (PDF) in the support materials of this session for suggested approaches.

  • Offer students alternate ways of responding to their reading such as Sketch to Stretch (PDF) (used by BJ Namba).

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