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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

Add to your sketch from the Going Further activity in this Workshop. Add color with crayons, colored pencils, or markers. Finally, select one or two key phrases or passages you think inspired your sketch and write these at the bottom of the sketch.

In preparation for Workshop 4, read "Literature for Students the System Has Failed," "Literature Across the Curriculum," and "Closing Thoughts: Literature in School and Life" in Dr. Judith Langer's Envisioning Literature from the Teachers College Press. Copyright 1995. ISBN 0-8077-3464-0.

For additional resources, refer to Workshop 4's Additional Reading section.

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