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Making Meaning in Literature Grades 6-8
Conversations in Literature — Workshop

About Making Meaning in Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 6-8

Individual Workshop Descriptions

1. Introducing our Literary Community
2. Encouraging Discussion
3. Going Further in Discussion
4. Diversity in Texts
5. Student Diversity
6. Literature, Art, and Other Disciplines
7. Assessment
8. Planning and Professional Development
9. Starting in September...

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Key Points

Learning Objectives

Background Reading

Homework Assignment

Classroom Connection
Ongoing Activity

Additional Reading

Homework Assignment

As you are doing the assigned reading in preparation for Workshop 3, write down two thought-provoking questions generated by your reading experience. These questions will be used as discussion starters for Workshop 3.

In preparation for Workshop 3, review "The Classroom as a Social Setting for Envisionment Building," "A Practical Pedagogy," and "Strategies for Teaching" in Dr. Judith Langer's Envisioning Literature from the Teachers College Press, Columbia University. Copyright 1995. ISBN 0-8077-3464-0.

For additional resources, refer to Workshop 3's Additional Reading section.

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