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

About Making Meaning in Literature: A Video Library, Grades 6-8

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1. Introducing the Envisionment-Building Classroom
2. Building a Literary Community
3. Asking Questions
4. Facilitating Discussion
5. Seminar Discussion
6. Dramatic Tableaux
7. Readers as Individuals
8. The Teacher’s Role in a Literary Community
9. Whole Group Discussions

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  You know the kind of readers you want in your classroom. They're the ones who are lost in the book. They're making predictions and thinking about what they encounter, sorting it all out into a unified and evolving picture of the text. They're asking questions about the text because they want to test out these growing thoughts and impressions with others. They're talking about their books with passion and listening intently when others offer new paths to explore.

In this library series, you'll explore the philosophy and techniques that can help you guide all of your students to grow in this way--becoming the readers, thinkers, talkers, and doers you always imagined they would be.

Visit the Workshop companion to Making Meaning in Literature.

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