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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

Additional Reading

Katherine Bomer reviews materials her students have completed at the conclusion of their discussion. ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education
This site provides hundreds of links to information in many areas of education. The section on Equity and Cultural Diversity  is of particular interest for viewers of this particular video.

The ASCD Reading Room
This section of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development provides access to a number of journal articles published by the organization. A search for "inclusion classrooms" leads to several useful titles.

Teaching Strategies from the University of Northern Iowa
This section of the College of Education's Web site focuses on articles regarding inclusion classrooms.

This non-profit site collects booklists, authors, reviews, and "must reads." The children's literature section of the site features a wide variety of links and author lists.

Newbery Medal Homepage
This site lists all the Newbery winners and authors as well as providing information about the selection process.

Professional Journals About Literature Instruction:

CELA Newsletter
The National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement, State University of New York, Albany, publishes a newsletter in the fall, winter, and spring. The newsletter addresses a wide range of issues concerning literacy.

The National Council of Teachers of English
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) publishes many subscription journals including Language Arts for the elementary school level. Many issues are available online to members.

Texts mentioned by teachers or students in this workshop program:

The Big Bike Race by Lucy Jane Bledsoe
The Pinballs by Betsy Byars
The Jacket by Andrew Clements
The Skin I'm In by Sharon G. Flake
"The Wall" by Langston Hughes
The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph
Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle
A Family Apartby Joan Lowery Nixon
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco
Behind the Bedroom Wall by Laura E. Williams
Dragon's Gate by Laurence Yep
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

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