Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
This section includes summaries of the lessons featured in the video programs.
The lessons explore the literature through a reader-response
Session 2: Reader Response: Keith Gilyard
Alfredo Lujan uses the reader-response approach to explore Keith Gilyard's poetry. The students examine the meaning of the title Poemographies, work in small groups to discuss several of Gilyard's poems, and create their own visual "poemographies" in response to Gilyard's work. Gilyard meets with the students, reads from his collection, and leads them in a response-based writing activity.
Greg Hirst uses a reader-response approach to explore
Mourning Dove's Coyote Stories by immersing students in Native
American storytelling traditions. Students respond to Mourning Dove's
work by creating and telling stories of their own. Hirst models the classroom
on a traditional "lodge," in which students become part of a clan and
members of a tribe. In addition to creating and presenting their own stories,
students listen to and critique the stories of others.
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